University of Notre Dame

Jenae Longenecker

Jenae Longenecker is a South Bend local who graduated summa cum laude from Goshen College in 2018, earning a B.A. in History and a minor in Peace & Justice Studies. Before law school, Jenae served as an Americorps member with the Moreau College Initiative, a college-in-prison program at Westville (Ind.) Correctional Facility. During her law school summers, Jenae has pursued public interest work focused on gender-based violence, first at Legal Aid Chicago and then at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. On campus, she served as 2L President of the American Constitution Society. This year, Jenae will extern in the Notre Dame Office of Institutional Equity. Following graduation, she will clerk for Judge John Robert Blakey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2022-23) and Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2023-24). In her free time, she enjoys hosting dinner parties, befriending dogs, and spending time at Lake Michigan.