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About Deseriee A. Kennedy

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).


Present Professor of Law, Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center


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  • Civil Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Family Violence

Contact Information

Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Office Phone: 631-761-7093
Room: 309E


Books (2)

Articles (16)

Book Chapter (2)