First-Generation College Graduate and Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal
Kelly, an accomplished first-generation college graduate and member of the Black Law Students Association. At J. David Rosenberg College of Law she has shown leadership by serving as editor-in-chief for 110th edition of Kentucky Law Journal – holding it during this academic year and beyond! Kelly has made invaluable contributions both inside and outside of classroom environments.
Early Life and Education
Kelly brings extensive research, evaluation, and project management experience. She was part of the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre before managing applied health services research across both charitable and public sectors.
While at J. David Rosenberg College of Law, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and joined Black Law Students Association. Additionally, she placed third in Trial Advocacy Competition during her freshman year.
Daniel Kelly hails from Idaho Falls but now resides and works in Kyoto, Japan as a contemporary artist who creates multi-media works of art. His work transforms stories of ordinary people such as farmers, teachers, immigrants, hurricane survivors and seniors into concert-length works featuring recorded interviews accompanied by original music performed by world-class musicians.
Kelly currently practices complex commercial litigation as an associate at Quinn Emanuel’s New York office, having joined in 2021 after clerking for Honorable Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Honorable Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis from United States District Court of Eastern District of New York. His focus of practice includes complex commercial arbitration.
As well as her professional career, she is also an accomplished athlete and trailblazer in the legal profession. She made history when she became the first minority law student ever to hold both editorial positions at her journal; additionally she founded and heads up an interdisciplinary center called Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate that brings faculty from Arts & Letters, Business Engineering, Law Schools etc. together under her stewardship.
Achievement and Honors
Kelly is a first-generation college graduate and serves as editor-in-chief for the Kentucky Law Journal. Additionally, she has shown remarkable leadership at J. David Rosenberg College of Law as a student mentor, connecting fellow students to pro bono opportunities such as Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program legal clinics and guardianship projects at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
After growing up in foster care himself, Kelly knows what it’s like to feel excluded by the educational system. He wants to change that by training teachers how to understand their students. Recently he received a five-year career grant from the National Science Foundation to expand his STEM Explorers outreach – teaching robotics and programming to youth incarcerated or attending alternative education programs, juvenile justice facilities or high-need economically segregated schools.
Kelly, a first-generation college graduate and descendant of immigrants, grew up on the margins of society. Working multiple jobs to pay her way through law school was key for Kelly’s success – and eventually becoming the first black student editor-in-chief for Kentucky Law Journal as well as national champion in trial advocacy was truly notable achievement for this young scholar.
She clerked for federal judges on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, specializing in complex commercial litigation. As an associate at Quinn Emanuel in New York, where her practice specializes in civil rights and corporate governance law. Married and the mother of three children, she practices Catholicism. Despite attracting criticism for her views on affirmative action and same-sex marriage from leftist groups, Walker chose her for Wisconsin Supreme Court membership.
Megyn Kelly managed to leave her employment with NBC with over $30 Million despite being fired, more than any journalist would typically make in their entire careers. Megyn has used her earnings to invest in various projects and businesses such as cybersecurity firm Authentium.
Megyn Kelly is also an accomplished author with several books published under her name. She has appeared as a guest star on various television series and miniseries; most notably as Senator Frank Ryan in Ryan’s Hope on daytime soap opera Ryan’s Hope as well as race car driver Mark McCormick on ABC series Hardcastle and McCormick alongside Brian Keith.
Kelly maintains an extremely private personal life. At present, no one is known to be dating her; however, she has amassed an enormous social media following with over 365 followers on Instagram alone.