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).
- Civil Procedure
- Family Law
- Advanced Family Law
- Family Violence
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Using the NFL as a Model? Considering Zero Tolerance in the Workplace for Batterers 45 U. Balt. L. Rev. 293 (2016)
The impact of domestic violence can increasingly be felt in the workplace, and it can adversely affect the safety and productivity of employees. Legislators and employers have begun to recognize the effect of domestic violence ...
From Collaboration to Consolidation: Developing a More Expansive Model for Responding to Family Violence 20 Cardozo J. L. & Gender 1 (2013)
Academics and activists have frequently called for increased collaboration and communication between domestic violence and child welfare agencies as a means of more effectively responding to the impact of domestic violence on children and in ...
"The Good Mother": Mothering, Feminism, and Incarceration 18 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 161 (2012)
As the rates of incarceration continue to rise, women are increasingly subject to draconian criminal justice and child welfare policies that frequently result in the loss of their parental rights. The intersection of an increasingly ...
Children, Parents & The State: The Construction of a New Family Ideology 26 Berkeley J. Gender, L. & Just. 78 (2011)
More than twenty-five states allow courts to consider parental incarceration or conviction of a crime in determining whether to terminate parental rights. This problem is of increasing significance as a result of dramatic growth in ...
Intertwining of Poverty, Gender, and Race: A Critical Analysis of Welfare News Coverage from 1993-2000 12 Race, Gender & Class 10 (2005)
Over the years, welfare has become highly intertwined with ideological beliefs involving gender, race, and poverty. As the nature of welfare transformed to include non-white recipients, the perception of welfare recipients as single "worthy white ...
The Feminist Pervasion: How Gender-Based Scholarship Informs Law and Law Teaching 15 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Women's Stud. 3 (2005)
This is an edited, annotated transcript of a conference panel discussion on feminism, sex, and gender in law, legal education, and legal scholarship. The transcript reflects widely divergent views of the place of feminism, sex, ...