Associate Professor of Law
Jenny-Brooke Condon is an Associate Professor of Law in the Center for Social Justice where she directs the Equal Justice Clinic. Her litigation and scholarship address civil and human rights with a focus on the rights of women and immigrants, as well as on national security law. Professor Condon is currently one of the lead attorneys in the ongoing litigation of Matter of A-T, a challenge to the denial of asylum to a victim of female genital mutilation, which in conjunction with a national advocacy effort, resulted in a precedential decision by the Attorney General establishing that victims of gender-based violence are entitled to equal treatment under the asylum laws. Through the Equal Justice Clinic, she is also currently litigating an equal protection challenge to the denial of state-funded Medicaid to lawful permanent residents on the basis of their alienage.
Prior to rejoining the Seton Hall Law School faculty in 2010, Professor Condon was a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons P.C. where she engaged in a wide range of public interest litigation within New Jersey and nationally. During her fellowship, Professor Condon co-counseled with the ACLU in Freedom of Information Act litigation compelling the disclosure of the Office of Legal Counsel's so-called "torture memos," which purported to authorize the abuse of prisoners detained abroad; successfully advocated on behalf of a local citizen’s group to defend a municipal gun control ordinance in the New Jersey Supreme Court; and contributed to the criminal defense of Ali al-Marri, the last remaining enemy combatant held on U.S. soil. Her work as a Gibbons Fellow also addressed such issues as marriage equality, police misconduct, and capital punishment. As a clinical teaching fellow and Visiting Professor previously at Seton Hall Law from 2005-2008, Professor Condon represented numerous survivors of torture, trafficking, and domestic violence in successful claims for asylum and other immigration relief. She also helped supervise a civil litigation clinic focused on the revitalization of urban communities plagued by foreclosure and predatory lending.
In 2008, Professor Condon organized and led Seton Hall’s annual delegation of students and faculty to L’Ecole Superiure du Droit de Jeramie in Haiti and was a member of the delegation in 2007. Following graduation from law school, Professor Condon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She then served as the Litigation Director for the World Organization for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Professor Condon graduated from Seton Hall Law School magna cum laude, where she was a Chancellor Scholar, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and served as an editor of the Law Review.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Extraterritorial Interrogation: The Porous Border Between Torture and U.S. Criminal Trials, 60 Rutgers L. Rev. 3 (2008)
Asylum Law's Gender Paradox, 33 Seton Hall L. Rev. 207 (2002)