Jessie Allen Joins Pitt Law Faculty
Jessie Allen joins the faculty of the School of Law this fall as assistant professor of law. She will teach legal process and professional responsibility in her first year at Pitt. Her other teaching interests include civil rights, voting rights, jurisprudence, federal courts, and race and law.
Professor Allen’s scholarly interests likewise cover a broad range, addressing problems in civil procedure, civil rights, and torts, and are grounded in her extensive experience litigating federal civil rights and voting rights cases and in public policy research, analysis, and advocacy through positions as senior attorney with the Voter Protection Program of the Advancement Project and associate counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Professor Allen has also served as acting assistant professor and as lecturer at NYU.
Professor Allen received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School. Following law school she was a Bristow Fellow with the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and clerked for both the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Edward R. Korman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.S.D. from Columbia University Law School and holds an M.F.A. in theater from New York University School of the Arts.