Kevin BennardoTeaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Professor Kevin Bennardo received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Miami University and his J.D., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. During law school, he placed in national and regional legal writing competitions and was executive editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. Following law school, Professor Bennardo clerked for the Honorable Milton I. Shadur of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, practiced intellectual property litigation with the firm of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, and served as court counsel to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau in western Micronesia. Immediately preceding his appointment at LSU, Professor Bennardo worked as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and taught Lawyering Skills I & II at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. His scholarship focuses on federal sentencing reform and applications of the appellate and post-conviction rights of offenders, including the processes for waiving those rights.