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Profile

  • Jennifer Stepp Breen
  • Associate Professor

  • (315) 443-2392
  • jsbreen@law.syr.edu

  • Education
  • Cornell Law School
    J.D., summa cum laude 2015
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Ph.D 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
    M.A. 2007
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    B.A. 2002


Jennifer Stepp Breen

Most recently a College of Law Faculty Fellow, Professor Breen worked as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced immigration law before joining the College of Law.

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.