Micro-Biases in Practice


Location: Virtual Event

The American Constitution Society, Black Law Students Association, and Women's Legal Forum will welcome Professor Deseriee Kennedy, Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and Professor of Law at Touro Law School for a virtual talk titled "Micro-Biases in Practice." Professor Kennedy will highlight her work on systemic racism, particularly as related to the carceral state and child welfare system. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Professor Kennedy has been a member of the 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 EthicsArizona State Law JournalMissouri Law ReviewThe Southern California Review of Law and Women’s StudiesThe 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).

Zoom information and form to submit questions available on Notre Dame Law School Calendar of Events.