Kennedy is a professor at Harvard Law School where he
teaches courses on contracts, freedom of expression, and the
regulation of race relations. Mr. Kennedy was born in
Columbia, South Carolina. For his education he attended St.
Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University, and
Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge J.
Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for
Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme
Court. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia
and the Supreme Court of the United States. Awarded the 1998
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime, and the Law,
Mr. Kennedy writes for a wide range of scholarly and general
interest publications, and sits on the editorial boards of
The Nation, Dissent, and The American Prospect.
A member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical
Association, Mr. Kennedy was awarded an honorary degree by
Haverford College and is a former trustee of Princeton