Profile

  • Jennifer Stepp Breen
  • Faculty Fellow

  • 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

Jennifer Breen joins the College of Law as a Syracuse University College of Law Faculty Fellow in fall 2018. Breen will be teaching classes in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Property.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Breen worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to her clerkship, Breen practiced immigration law. Prior to law school, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College.

Breen’s research explores democratic politics in practice, from the evolving politics of work in the twentieth-century United States to more recent developments in immigration law. Her writing has appeared in scholarly journals including the Journal of Policy History and the American Criminal Law Review.

Breen received the Ida Cornell Kerr and William Ogden Kerr Memorial Prize, as well as the Marc E. and Lori A. Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, during her time in law school. She was a finalist for the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. She is admitted to practice law in New York State.

Breen earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Cornell Law School in 2015, her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and 2007, respectively, and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (with highest honors and highest distinction).