Katherine Silver Kelly

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Academic Support Program
Contact Information:

(614) 292-7091 Drinko 308


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  • B.A., Berea College, history, 1991
  • M.A., University of Kentucky, social science education, 1993
  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2006 (with honors)



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Areas of Expertise:
  • Bar Examination
  • Legal Writing and Research

Professor Katherine Silver Kelly joined the 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 teaches Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) I and II and is the director of the Academic Support Program where she is responsible for Moritz’s bar exam support services. She also coaches the Child Welfare and Adoption Law moot court competition team.

Outside of Moritz, Professor Kelly is a member of the Bar Advocacy Committee of the Association of Academic Support Educators and a regular blogger at the Law School Academic Support blog. She also serves on the Berea College Alumni Executive Council, is a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, and a swim and track coach 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.