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Jenny Breen

Associate Professor of Law

Dr. Jenny Breen is an Associate Professor of Law in the College of Law at Syracuse University. Most recently as a College of Law Faculty Fellow, Professor Breen worked as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining the College of Law Breen practiced immigration law.

Dr. Breen’s interdisciplinary research explores democratic politics in practice, including the politics of work and immigration. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Policy History and the American Criminal Law Review. As a student at Cornell Law School, she received the Ida Cornell Kerr and William Ogden Kerr Memorial Prize for academic excellence and the Marc E. and Lori A. Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy. She also was a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

Breen received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2015.