In loving memory of Richard Bieder 1940 - 2021 Remembering Richard

Kenneshea Allums
Kenneshea Allums

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Kenneshea Allums
  • Theodore I. Koskoff Fellow

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Profile

Kenneshea joined Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in the Fall of 2020 as a Theodore I. Koskoff Fellow. As a law student, she worked with her classmates to establish a more equitable distribution of scholarship and fellowship funding to address disparities that impacted Black students and students of color. Another one of her extracurricular activities was working on a team with the National Lawyers Guild Parole Preparation Project. This team worked with a parole applicant who secured his release on his first appearance before the NY Parole Board. In her second year of law school, Kenneshea joined the Defenders clinic at CUNY Law. Her docket included criminal defense work and creative advocacy to support a client seeking clemency. While in law school, Kenneshea received several fellowships and scholarships such as the NLG Haywood Burns Fellowship and the Commitment to Justice Scholarship from the Judicial Friends Association. Her passion for racial justice drives her work and she has interned at the Center for Constitutional Rights as an Ella Baker Fellow, NYC Commission on Human Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Justice Initiative, Legal Aid Society, and the Justice Initiative at the Open Society Foundations. During law school, Kenneshea worked as a Housing Outreach Specialist with Breaking Ground and as a Bluebook RA in the Writing Center at CUNY Law. Prior to law school, she worked as a Paralegal Advocate in the Housing Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services. Kenneshea is a proud native of Louisiana who loves Cajun food, family, & soul music.

Background

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2020

Education

  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D.
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • M.A.
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana
    • B.A.

Leadership

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice