Fordham Law

International, National Security Law expert joins Fordham Law Faculty

March 26, 2007

J. Andrew Kent will join Fordham Law School's faculty as an associate professor in August.  He will teach Constitutional Law and National Security Law.  Mr. Kent is currently Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.  He holds a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1993. 

Following Yale, Mr. Kent clerked under Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and, later, for Judge Carol B. Amon, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.   After his clerkships he received Sullivan & Cromwell's Pro Bono Fellowship.  During his fellowship year he won the release from prison of a man who had served 10 years for a murder he did not commit.  In 2004, Mr. Kent left the Sullivan & Cromwell's litigation department to join Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr where he focused on securities fraud class actions, white collar criminal defense, and pro bono civil rights work for prisoners.

Mr. Kent's research and writing interests are in the fields of national security law, foreign relations law, public international law, criminal and civil procedure, and constitutional separation of powers.  His publications include A Textual and Historical Case against a Global Constitution, 95 Georgetown Law (forthcoming 2007), and Congress's Under-Appreciated Power to Define and Punish Offenses against the Law of Nations, 85 Texas Law Review (forthcoming 2007).

"Professor Kent's addition will significantly strengthen our already strong faculty in international law and related areas," said Fordham Law Dean William Michael Treanor.  "We are delighted to add someone with Andrew's credentials to the School."

Fordham is one of the most selective law schools in the country and is home to seven legal specialty areas that are ranked among the nation's top 20. Located next to Manhattan's Lincoln Center, Fordham Law will celebrate its 100th graduation in May of this year.


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