Jenny Breen teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Labor Law. Her interdisciplinary scholarship is centrally concerned with democratic governance in the United States and pays particular attention to the roles of gender and labor politics. Her current research examines the Supreme Court’s relationship to democratic erosion in the United States. She has also written in the areas of immigration and criminal law. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the University of Hawai’i Law Review, the American Criminal Law Review, and the Journal of Policy History.
Prior to arriving at the College of Law, Breen practiced immigration law and then worked as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also taught Politics at Ithaca College, including courses on U.S. Politics and the Politics of Work.
Breen received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Breen is a member and former Secretary of the Syracuse University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (SU-AAUP).