Cortelyou Kenney

Visiting Fellow


Cortelyou C. Kenney is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the Assistant Director of Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.  Her work for the ISP includes the intersection of the First Amendment and the Freedom of Information Act on science. She is particularly interested promoting transparency as a form of accountability, and ensuring safe and effective food and drug regulations.

Prior to her appointment as a Visiting Fellow, Ms. Kenney served as a Research Scholar in Law and Staff Attorney at the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency at Yale Law School and a Supervising Attorney and Clinical Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic. She has also served as a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School, worked at the National Women’s Law Center, and served as associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. She clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and then-Judge Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and of Dartmouth College.