Katherine Kelly PhotoProfessor Katherine Silver Kelly joined The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law faculty in 2012. Prior to joining Moritz, Professor Kelly served as a judicial attorney for Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer at the Summit County Court of Common Pleas and then as the director of Academic Success Programs at the University of Akron School of Law.

Professor Kelly is a legal writing professor and the director of the Academic Support Program where she is responsible for Moritz’s bar exam support services. She is also the faculty adviser for BLSA and coaches teams in Moritz’s award-winning moot court program. In 2016 the graduating class selected her as Outstanding Professor of the Year and in 2017 OSU awarded her the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Outside of Moritz, Professor Kelly is a member of the Legal Writing Institute academic support committee, Association of Legal Writing Directors teaching workshops committee, and OSU’s Academy of Teaching Executive Council. She also serves on the Berea College Alumni Executive Council, is a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, and coaches soccer, track, and basketball for Special Olympics.

Professor Kelly is a graduate of Berea College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Akron School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She graduated from Berea with a B.A. in history, earned her M.A. in education from the University of Kentucky and before attending law school was an award-winning economics and government teacher.


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