Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the confirmation of Professor Claire R. Kelly ‘93 by the United States Senate as a Judge on the United States Court of International Trade. The confirmation follows Professor Kelly’s nomination by President Obama last November. She will assume her new role on the bench shortly.
A faculty member since 1997, Professor Kelly has focused her scholarship primarily on public and private international law, teaching courses in international trade law, international business law, and administrative law. Her numerous articles have appeared in leading law reviews and she has presented her work at leading forums worldwide. At Brooklyn Law School, she has served as Associate Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, and as the faculty advisor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She is also the co-founder of the Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute, and was instrumental in creating fellowships for this institute.
“Although we are thrilled by Professor Kelly’s accomplishment and her deserved recognition as a leader in the field, it is bittersweet to think that, understandably and necessarily, we will not be able to enjoy her presence at BLS as a full-time member of the faculty,” said Dean Nick Allard. “Her many contributions to the Law School are beyond measure. Her intelligence, judgment, dedication, and boundless energy are rivaled only by her attributes as a teacher and scholar.”
Read more about Professor Kelly’s nomination and confirmation hearing.