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About Deseriee A. Kennedy

Professor Kennedy has been a member of the at Touro Law Center faculty since 2007; she teaches civil procedure, family law, domestic violence, and health law.  Prior to joining Touro she was a member of the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Law, for 12 years where she taught civil procedure, family law, women and the law, domestic violence, and business torts. Before starting her career in legal education, she was a commercial litigator and an Assistant City Solicitor in Philadelphia, PA and a private firm in Los Angeles, California. 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. She is a co-author of the seminal treatise on New York Domestic Violence Law which is updated yearly and published by Thomas-Reuters.  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 chapters in the books, Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression and Resistance published by Demeter Press and 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 (3)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (16)