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Karen McDonald  Henning

Associate Professor of Law

Henning, Karen McDonald
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 307
Phone: (313) 596-0231
Henning, Karen McDonald
Areas of Expertise:
Criminal Law and Procedure
Federal Courts
International Criminal Law and Procedure
Pretrial Litigation


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania '86
  • B.A., with honors, Trinity College '81


Professor Henning graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.  After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Collins Seitz for the Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.  Professor Henning then joined the litigation department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom and worked on a variety of matters before federal appellate and trial courts as well as federal administrative agencies.  She subsequently served as an appellate attorney in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and represented the District of Columbia in cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Professor Henning teaches Applied Legal Theory and Analysis, Advanced Advocacy, Federal Jurisdiction and a Judicial Clerkship seminar.  She coordinates the Writing for Publication Program at the Law School, as well as coaching national Moot Court teams.


Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (1080)

Federal Jurisdiction (3170)

Advanced Advocacy (6000)

Law Firm Program: Pre-trial Criminal Advocacy (7350) 

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