Kyle L. Rosenkrans
Practitioner-In-Residence of the Urban Revitalization Project
Kyle L. Rosenkrans joined the Seton Hall Law School, Center for Social Justice as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Civil Litigation Clinic in January 2011, and was promoted to Practitioner-In-Residence in August 2011. His work with the clinic focuses on the rights of homeowners facing foreclosure and systemic public education reform. Prior to joining the Seton Hall Law School faculty, Kyle was the Managing Attorney for Essex-Newark Legal Services’ Education Representation Project, where he represented parents and students who had been under-served by the public schools in Newark and Essex County at-large. While at ENLS, Kyle also helped found one of the state’s first free legal clinics for low-income community college students at Essex County College, where he represented students with civil legal issues that posed barriers to the completion of a college degree. Kyle later helped found Newark Legacy Charter School, a K-8 college preparatory public charter school that opened in August 2010, in the city’s South Ward. Mr. Rosenkrans has served on several other non-profit boards, including the Newark Preschool Council and the Newark-Essex Pride Coalition, and in 2011, he helped found the state’s first county-level LGBTIQ Advisory Board in Essex County. In 2009, Kyle was selected to become a Leadership Newark Fellow, which is a public policy and leadership development fellowship focused on local issues in Newark, New Jersey. His research interests include the civil rights dimensions of systemic public education reform, the rights of LGBTIQ youth, and the rights of homeowners facing foreclosure.
Kyle received his B.A. in U.S. History and his B.A. in Journalism from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. As a student in the Civil Litigation Clinic he earned the award for Outstanding Clinical Practitioner and later served as a Law Student Fellow with the Center for Educational Justice.