Kelly Terry is a professor of law and director of externships programs and pro bono opportunities. Her most significant work has been research in legal education.
She has researched and written on a variety of legal education topics and presented at numerous conferences and law schools around the country. Her 2014 article, “Embedding Assessment Principles in Externships,” was published in Clinical Law Review and established her as a legal education leader on externship teaching and scholarship.
Terry has also co-edited a primer titled Experiential Education in the Law School Curriculum, providing a resource for law professors with a desire to increase experiential learning. The publication also provides insight for administrators seeking to strengthen the quality and depth of the experiential educational opportunities. Law faculty noted the importance of this work as they developed and revised their courses to include experiential components.
Terry is one of the three co-directors of the Institute of Law Teaching and Learning. The Institute provides a learning environment that helps students achieve the highest academic standards and prepares them to become effective, moral attorneys. One of the goals of the institute is to support the research and development of materials that enhance teaching and learning in law school.
Terry received a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a B.A. in English from Hendrix College.