Deborah Kenn

Deborah KennProfessor of Law

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Professor Deborah Kenn is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education at Syracuse University College of Law. She is also the Director of the College of Law’s Office of Clinical Legal Education. Established in 1988, the Clinic is one of the oldest law school clinics nationwide that provides students the opportunity to represent not-for-profit community organizations and for-profit entities involved in community economic development in low wealth neighborhoods. She has also taught Not-for-Profit Organizations Law and Animal Law. Before joining the College of Law faculty in 1989, Professor Kenn practiced environmental law and poverty law.

She is a member of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, a founding co-chair of its Practice Division on Legal Education; on the editorial board of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law; and a member of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education. She is the co-editor of two SSRNs, one on Housing and Community Development and one on Animal Law.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    J.D. 1980
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Eisenhower College
    B.A., magna cum laude 1977