Leah Kennedy is an Associate at Katz Banks Kumin, where she provides litigation support in plaintiff-side employment and civil rights matters.

Leah received her JD from Stanford Law School in 2022 with highest pro bono distinction. At Stanford, Leah was involved in disability justice, immigrant rights, and worker rights causes, and she founded the Racial and Disability Justice Project, a pro bono project centered on empowering Latinx families in attaining services for their children with disabilities. Over the course of her time at Stanford, Leah worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, where she advocated for tenant protections during the COVID-19 pandemic; Stanford’s Community Law Clinic, where she represented clients in housing, social security disability, and criminal record expungement matters; and Legal Aid at Work, where she served in the National Origin and Immigrants’ Rights Program. Leah spent her 2L summer at The Liu Law Firm, P.C. She also served as a judicial extern for Judge Robert E. Bacharach for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit in fall 2021.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Leah received her bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. Prior to law school, she worked as an immigration paralegal.


Leah Kennedy, Note, Can I Have Your Baby? Paternalism, Autonomy, and Money in California’s “Surrogacy-Friendly” Statutory Scheme, 33 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 187 (2022).