Jesse J. Kirchner

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Jesse Kirchner joined the MSU College of Law in 2016 as an adjunct professor of research, writing, and advocacy. Jesse attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he tutored constitutional law and served as managing executive editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. After graduating in 2011, he spent four years in private practice in Washington, D.C., pursuing relief in federal court for victims of international price-fixing cartels and international terrorism; he also represented clients in the energy, health-care, mining, and hospitality industries in litigation, arbitration, and agency hearings. Jesse's time in D.C. included seven months at Legal Aid of the District of Columbia, where he represented low-income tenants in D.C. Superior Court and before the D.C. Housing Authority. Jesse made the D.C. Pro Bono Honor Roll (50 hours) in 2011 and the High Honor Roll (100 hours) in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

    Jesse returned to Michigan in 2015 to clerk for Justice Stephen Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court. During 2016-2017, he clerked on the same court for Justice Joan Larsen (now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit). He now clerks for Justice Elizabeth Clement.

  • Degrees

    J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2011; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003; B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000

  • Bar Admission(s)

    Michigan