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Andrew Kent

Andrew Kent

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Telephone: 212-636-6774
Email: [email protected]
Office: Room 7-122
SSRN (academic papers)

Faculty Assistant: Emma Mercer
Email: [email protected]

Research and Teaching Areas

Foreign Relations; Constitutional Law & Theory; National Security; Federal Courts; Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility


Andrew Kent teaches and writes about constitutional law, federal courts and procedure, national security and foreign relations law, and legal ethics. His work—covering topics such as presidential power, U.S colonial governance, the extraterritoriality of the U.S. Constitution, the legal history of the Civil War, and remedies for constitutional torts—has been published leading journals including the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and the American Journal of Legal History.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Professor Kent clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Carol B. Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before joining Fordham’s faculty, he was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School and an attorney at both Sullivan & Cromwell and WilmerHale. While in private practice, Kent had a significant pro bono practice, which included freeing an innocent man who had been wrongfully convicted of murder. He continues his pro bono work as a law professor.

From 2014-2015, Professor Kent served as Senior Counsel to the Solicitor General, State of New York, Office of the Attorney General.

Kent is a Fellow at Fordham Law’s Stein Center on Law and Ethics, and has served for a number of years on the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility.

Congressional Testimony on Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bill and Constitutional Limits on the President’s Pardon Power.

Writing for Lawfare and Fortune

Selected Publications


  • JD, Yale Law School
  • AB, Harvard College