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Jenna M. Cobb

Assistant Clinical Professor


Jenna Cobb is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Boston College Law School and Director of the Boston College Defenders. In this clinic, Cobb trains and supervises student attorneys representing indigent individuals facing criminal charges.

Before her arrival at BC Law, Cobb was an attorney in the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service (PDS), where she litigated complex and recurring criminal justice issues, seeking to challenge unjust practices in the criminal justice system. At PDS, Cobb represented clients at the trial level, on appeal, and in post-conviction proceedings in local and federal courts. A trained defense-victim outreach specialist, Cobb has an interest in restorative justice.

Cobb began her legal career as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Cobb received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While in law school, she served as the assistant managing editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and as a teaching fellow and research assistant for Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

Cobb received her B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California, where she was a National Achievement Scholar and a USC Presidential Scholar. She received her M.Div. from Yale University, where she earned the John A. Wade Prize for greatest originality in expository preaching.


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