Jenifer Robbins is the Director of Experiential Learning at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Robbins leads the law school’s innovative Praxis Program, which offers students an experience-based course of study to help them prepare for real-world legal practice. She is also the Director of the law school’s Online Certificate in Financial Markets Compliance, a program that introduces students to the increasingly complex compliance demands of the various regulators of the financial markets. She teaches a variety of courses but usually with a focus on transactional and business subjects.
Prior to joining the law school faculty, for more than a decade, Professor Robbins was General Counsel of FPL Advisory Group, a global consulting firm focusing on the commercial real estate and financial services industries. As General Counsel, she managed all legal affairs, including strategic counseling, transaction evaluation/execution, and risk management. Before joining FPL, Professor Robbins was with the Chicago-based law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman, where she counseled public and private clients on a variety of general corporate and commercial matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.
Professor Robbins is a former member of the Board of Directors and past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She served for many years on the committee that administers ACC Chicago’s Diversity Summer Internship Program, and she is the founder of the ACC Chicago Street Law program, a pipeline project that brings corporate counsel into underserved high school classrooms.
Professor Robbins received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and served as the director of the Harvard Legislative Research Bureau and as a Supervising Editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She received a B.A. in Finance and Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having earned both Phi Beta Kappa and Finance Departmental Distinction honors.