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Jenna M. Cobb

Assistant Clinical Professor


Jenna Cobb is an assistant clinical professor at Boston College Law School. She was previously a staff attorney in the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service, where she litigated complex and recurring criminal justice issues, seeking to challenge unjust practices in the criminal justice system. Prior to that, Cobb served as a law clerk for the Hon. Denise Page Hood in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She also worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Covington & Burling.

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. At Yale, Cobb’s scholarship focused on mobilizing communities of faith to engage in social justice work. During this time, Cobb served as a trainer for the Children’s Defense Fund Young Advocate Leadership Training Program.

Cobb received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard University. 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.