Prof. William K. Kelley

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School

William K. Kelley teaches constitutional law and administrative law, and focuses on public law issues in his scholarship. He serves as Associate Dean with responsibility for coordinating special projects. During Spring 2008 semester, he will act as Associate Dean for Faculty Research. From 2005-2007, he served in the White House as Deputy Counsel to the President. In that capacity, he was responsible for advising the President of the United States on all legal matters affecting the Executive Branch. He joined the faculty in 1995 after practicing with two major law firms, and serving from 1991-1994 as assistant to the solicitor general at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Professor Kelley began his legal career by serving as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth W. Starr on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1987-88), as well as for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (1988-89). He earned his B.A. from Marquette University in 1984, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987, where he served as Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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Publications and Multimedia
United States Supreme Court: Nomination and Confirmation Process - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
May 07, 2010
Will Trying Suspected Terrorists in Federal Court Advance the Interests of Justice and National Security? - Event Audio/Video
Fordham Student Chapter, New York Lawyers Chapter, and the International & National Security Law Practice Group
January 27, 2010
Judicial Selection: Federal and State - Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2008