From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Brennen, David A.

In 2009, David A. Brennen was named dean of the University of Kentucky (UK) J. David Rosenberg College of Law, making him the state's first African American law school dean since the desegregation of Kentucky higher education. Brennen was the 16th dean of the UK College of Law. He is now the Frost, Brown & Todd Professor of Law at the Rosenberg College of Law.

Dr. Brennan has more than 15 years experience in classroom teaching, is the co-founder and co-editor of Nonprofit Law Prof Blog, and is editor of the electronic abstracting journal, Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Abstracts, published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) in the Legal Research Network series. He has a number of research publications and is co-author of the 2008 statutory supplement to The Tax Law of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations.

David Brennen graduated with a finance degree from Florida Atlantic University and earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida. He served as assistant general counsel in Florida's Department of Revenue and as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools.

Additional information for this entry was provided by Michelle Cosby, former librarian at the UK College of Law Library.

For more see "College of Law names David A. Brennen as Dean," University of Kentucky News, 4/09/2009; and "David Brennen, Frost Brown and Todd Professor of Law" at the Rosenberg College of Law website. For the earlier history see the NKAA entries Central Law School (Louisville, KY) and Albert S. White.

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