Karen received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UConn and her J.D. from UConn Law. After graduation from law school, Karen was a civil rights litigator whose practice focused primarily on employment discrimination, police brutality and housing discrimination. Karen is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the Federal District Court, District of Connecticut. Karen has presented on numerous panels, conferences and symposia on diversifying law school populations; the intersectionality of race, class, gender, religion and sexual orientation; affirmative action and admissions; the Defense of Marriage Act; and numerous pipeline projects. Karen also serves as an adjunct professor teaching Critical Identity Theory.
Jennifer Cerny, Esq. is the director of student services. She works closely with student groups to coordinate campus events and promote student initiatives. In addition, she provides support for the Student Bar Association and works with individual students on time management and other law school issues. Jennifer also acts as a liaison between students, faculty and staff in addressing student needs at the Law School. Jennifer joined the student services staff in January 2011 after leaving her practice with a Hartford-based litigation law firm. She graduated from UConn Law in 2008 and received her undergraduate degree from New York University in 2002. While in New York City, Jennifer worked in business development for a large Wall Street financial company.