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Jocelyn Kennedy

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2023

Jocelyn Kennedy
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Jocelyn Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library where she oversees the day to day operations of the law library. An expert in legal research and law library administration, she is active in exploring issues of preservation of legal content on search platforms. She is also researching the modern and historical role of the library in civil society and is a frequent panelist on issues related to employee well-well-being and equity in the workplace. Kennedy was the Director of Library Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a librarian at the University of Michigan. A native of New Hampshire, Kennedy clerked for the New Hampshire Superior Court and served as an aide to former New Hampshire Congressman Charles F. Bass.


  • J.D. University of New Hampshire, 2003
  • M.L.S. Law Librarianship University of Washington, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire Courts, New Hampshire (2003, inactive)


  • Larry Smukler, NH Superior Court, 2003 - 2005
  • Harold Perkins, NH Superior Court, 2003 - 2005