Jennifer Cerny

Jennifer Cerny, Associate Dean of Students

Jennifer Cerny joined Yale Law School in 2022 as Associate Dean overseeing the Offices of Student Affairs and the Career Development. She was previously the Assistant Dean of Students at UConn School of Law and has over a decade of experience in law school student affairs. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Cerny practiced law with a focus on ADA and Employment. She has contributed to academic texts on topics ranging from supporting first generation law students to female mentorship within the field of legal education and has presented nationally on admissions advising for students with disabilities, ADA application in clinical settings and the use of personal narratives to address implicit bias. Before attending law school, Cerny worked in business development for a Wall Street-based venture capital company.


J.D., UConn School of Law, 2008
B.A., New York University, 2002