Jennifer Fransen

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  • Pre Law Advisor
  • Political Science Instructor
  • UK 101 Instructor
365 Patterson Office Tower
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J.D., University of Dayton

B.A. in Political Science, Augustana College


Prior to coming to the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK), I practiced as a criminal defense attorney, specifically a public defender in both Illinois and Kentucky.  I have been a licensed attorney since 2004 and continue to maintain both my Illinois and Kentucky licenses to date.  I made the jump to higher education in 2017 to be able to spend more quality time with my little boy.  As a single mom I value the work-life balance that UK provides.  Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in my family’s fantasy football league, watching the Chicago Bears and Cubs, and reading. 

At UK, I advise students who are pursuing a major within the College of Arts and Sciences and, as a secondary role, I also advise students across campus who have an interest in going to law school.  Along with advising, I am also an instructor with the Political Science department and during the fall semester I teach a section of UK 101 (Academic Orientation) which is restricted to A&S students who have an interest in law school.