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Posted On December 11, 2014
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Deseriee Kennedy

Professor of Law


B.A., 1984, Lehigh University
J.D., 1987, Harvard Law School
LL.M., 1995, Temple University School of Law


Contact Info
Email: dkennedy@tourolaw.edu
Phone: Office: 631-761-7093
Room: 309E
Office Hours:
Faculty Assistant: Cathy Cembrale
631-761-7057
ccembrale@tourolaw.edu
Biography
Professor Kennedy joins Touro Law Center after 12 years on the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she taught civil procedure, family law, women and the law, family violence, and business torts. Before starting her career in legal education, she was a commercial litigator and an Assistant City Solicitor in Philadelphia, PA. Professor Kennedy has also represented clients in children's rights cases, worked on death penalty appeals, and was a volunteer member of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department. Her scholarship has been published in The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Arizona State Law Journal, Missouri Law Review, The Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies, The Journal of Race, Gender and Class, among other journals. In addition, she has a chapter in the book, Stepping Forward, Black Women in Africa and the Americas, (Higgs, et al. eds).   

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Courses
Civil Procedure
Family Law
Advanced Family Law
Family Violence


Publications
For Selected Works, click here.
Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall entries for the ENCYLOPEDIA of RACE AND RACISM, Thomson Gale Publishers (2007).

Transversal Feminism and Transcendence, 15 U.S.C. Law and Women's Studies 65 (2005).

The Feminist Pervasion: How Gender-Based Scholarship Informs Law and Law Teaching (An edited panel discussion with: Ann Bartow, F. Carolyn Graglia, and Joan Heminway), 15 U.S.C. Law and Womehn's Studies 3 (2005).

Interwining of Poverty, Gender, and Race: A Critical Analysis of Welfare News Coverage from 1993-2000 (co-authored with Catherine Luther and Terri Combs-Orme) 12 (No. 2) Journal of Race, Gender, & Class 9 (2005).

Consumer Discrimination, to be included in Otis H. Stephens, Jr. & John M. Scheb II, Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties.