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Kimberly Breedon


Kimberly Breedon


BA, Western Kentucky University
MA, University of Illinois
JD, University of Cincinnati College of Law
LL.M, Columbia University Law School

Areas of Interest

  • Civil Procedure
  • Language and Law
  • Legal History
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Professor Breedon earned law degrees from Columbia University Law School (LL.M.) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D.).  In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s Degree in English from Western Kentucky University. 

Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati as a Visiting Assistant Professor, Professor Breedon worked as a post-graduate research fellow at Columbia University Law School, and she clerked for United States Court of Appeals Judge Alan E. Norris (Sixth Circuit) and United States District Court Judges Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. (Southern District of Ohio) and Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. (Northern District of West Virginia).  Professor Breedon also worked for several years in the field of immigration before earning her law degree.

In her research, Professor Breedon applies methodologies from the field of linguistics to analyze the role of implied presuppositional context in judicial decisions, focusing particular attention on justiciability issues.  Her work has been cited in federal court opinions and major law journals.