Nancy Kennedy


As Interviewed by Noah Kennedy, March 18, 2017
"You are basically punishing people for being poor, and we shouldn’t be doing that."
Nancy Kennedy

Introductory Profile: About Nancy Kennedy

I interviewed Nancy Kennedy. She grew up in Waco, Texas. I came to know her because she is my aunt. I decided to interview her because she has an important role in society that I feel like should be recorded and that people should know what is going on in the mind of a judge. She was a very great interviewee and had very thought out answers to my questions. I thought her view on the judicial system was very interesting and I hope you do too.

We talked about how the judicial system operated and what she did for a living. We also talked about how some judges were biased and didn’t know it. We finished off the interview talking about her life as first a lawyer and now a judge.

She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in May of 1997. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, in 2001. While at SMU, she was a member of the Computer Law Review and Technology Journal. She also received a Martin Samuelsohn fellowship (financial aide) and a fellowship with the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. As part of these fellowships, she worked at the Housing Crisis Center in Dallas, Texas.

She now has two beautiful kids and is a Judge in Dallas County. She answered my questions very thoughtfully and I hope you enjoy my interview with her. Thanks!