Fordham University School of Law
Fordham Law Clinic
33 West 60th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10023-7905
Telephone: (212) 636-7357
Fax: (212) 636-6923
Office: Room 907
Kennisha A. Austin is a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Fordham University School of Law. Professor Austin’s research, writing, and teaching interests include civil rights, education law, and lawyering. In Fall 2010, Professor Austin will teach Fundamental Lawyering Skills. She also assists in the administration of the Law School’s Externship Program.
Professor Austin received her B.A. in Psychology and African-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2005.
During law school, Professor Austin spent her summers as a human rights intern at the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town, South Africa and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York City. She also worked throughout law school at a variety of civil rights organizations, including the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Cochran Neufeld & Scheck LLP.
After law school, Professor Austin clerked for the Honorable Damon J. Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Prior to joining the Law School’s faculty, Professor Austin was a practicing attorney in New York City, specializing in civil rights law at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP.