Kelly K. Curtis

headshot of kelly curtis in front of wall with script writingAssociate Dean of Academic and Bar Success
Teaching Professor

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Professor Curtis teaches Professional Responsibility and Women and the Law. Her scholarly interests include legal ethics and feminist legal theory.

Before joining the College of Law, Professor Curtis was both Director of Legal Writing and Director of Academic Support at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She also spent eight years on the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall as a Legal Writing Professor of Law. Prior to joining Cleveland-Marshall, she served as Assistant State Public Defender in the Office of the Ohio Public Defender, and before that was in private practice as an associate at Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, LPA (now Ice Miller LLP). While in practice, Professor Curtis focused primarily on appellate practice and has argued multiple cases in the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professor Curtis holds a J.D. cum laude from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law where she was Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, and a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College.


  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
    J.D., cum laude 2005
  • Saint Mary’s College
    B.A. 1999