IAWJ Member, Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy Will Deliver the 2019 Commencement Address for Penn State Law

New York, USA | IAWJ member Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, who is a New York Supreme Court Justice, former supervising judge of Civil Court in New York County and a Penn State alumna, will deliver the 2019 commencement address for Penn State Law on Saturday, May 11, at University park.

Justice Kennedy is the immediate Past President of the National Association of Women Judges. She “began her legal career at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, where she worked in both the Bronx Family Court and Bronx Tort Divisions and was promoted to deputy assistant chief while assigned to the Tort Division. Prior to joining the judiciary, Kennedy served as principal law clerk to former Associate Justice Barry A. Cozier in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.”

She has been chair of the New York City Bar Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service since her appointment in August 2017. Justice Kennedy has received numerous awards: the “2018 induction in the Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni Hall of Fame; the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award from Penn State Law; the 2015 Alumni of the Year Award from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; the 2014 award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association Civil Court Practice Section; and the 2014 NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch Outstanding Community Service Award.”

You can read the full article about the address here.