Seth L. Cooper

Seth L. Cooper

Senior Fellow, The Free State Foundation

Seth L. Cooper is Director of Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow at The Free State Foundation. His work on federal communications and technology policy at the Free State Foundation began in 2009. Mr. Cooper previously served as Director to the Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Mr. Cooper served as judicial clerk to the Honorable James Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court. He has worked in law and policy staff positions at the Washington State Senate and at the Discovery Institute. Mr. Cooper is a 2009 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.

With Randolph May, he is the co-author of Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age: Constitutional Foundations for Reform (2020) and Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property: A Natural Rights Perspective (2015), both published by Carolina Academic Press. Along with Mr. May, Mr. Cooper also co-authored A Reader on Net Neutrality and Restoring Internet Freedom (2018) and #CommActUpdate: A Communications Law Fit for the Digital Age (2017), both published by Free State Foundation Press. He previously contributed to two chapters in Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age (2012), published by Carolina Academic Press. Mr. Cooper's work has also appeared in such publications as CommLaw Conspectus, the Gonzaga Law Review, the San Jose Mercury NewsForbes.com, the Des Moines Register, the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Examiner, and the Washington Times. Mr. Cooper earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University and received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.