William H. Bowen School of Law
Professor of Law, Director of Externship Programs & Pro Bono Opportunities, and the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning & Clinical Programs
Ms. Kelly Terry is the Ben J. Altheimer professor of law, director of externship programs & pro bono opportunities, and the associate dean of experiential learning & clinical programs at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Her research has been influential in the area of experiential legal education.
Terry works to provide law faculty with the theory and best practices to make a legal education more beneficial for students. Over the last five years, Terry has published three books on best practices when it comes to course design, curriculum integration, teaching methods, and assessment of student learning in a legal education. Law professors from around the country have praised and noted these bodies of work. She has also received national recognition for her work.
In March 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office asked Terry to serve on a panel with four other law professors for a webinar on the role law school experiential education programs play in delivering critical legal services and equip students with professional skills. She was also asked to serve on the American Bar Association Section of LEgal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Resources on Outcomes and Assessments Committee, which focuses on learning outcomes to provide guidance, best practices, and real-life experiences on outcomes and assessments.
Terry received a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a B.A. in English from Hendrix College.