Kevin B. Kelly
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Kelly is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Center for Social Justice in the Family Law Clinic. He teaches Family Law, Marriage and Divorce and Family Mediation. In addition, he has also taught Family, Children and the State and Advanced Mediation Skills. He is the former director of the law school's Conflict Management Program. He has coached teams in ABA competitions in the areas of arbitration, client counseling, mediation and negotiation.
Professor Kelly was a founding trustee of Partners for Women and Justice in Montclair, NJ and was awarded a Partner in Hope Award for his efforts to their organization. He has been similarly recognized by Manavi, an organization in New Brunswick, NJ that assists victims of domestic violence from Southeast Asia. He has lectured for Legal Services of New Jersey, NJ LEEP and various other organizations and schools. He presently serves on the Essex County Domestic Violence Working Group and the New Jersey State Bar Association Pro Bono Task Force.
Professor Kelly received his B.S., cum laude, from St. Joseph's University and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable A. Jerome Moore in Mercer County, New Jersey. Thereafter, he worked on behalf of indigent individuals at the Community Health Law Project and Hudson County Legal Services. During that time, he was a member of the District VI Ethics Committee and the Early Settlement Panel for the Family Court in Hudson County. Professor Kelly also worked for New Jersey Protection and Advocacy in Trenton, NJ, handling impact litigation cases in federal and state court on behalf of disabled individuals.