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Patrick J. Kelley

Professor of Law




Community Service

Chair, Illinois State Appellate Defender Commission, 1996-2002
Board of Directors, Southern Illinois Enforcement Group (a local cooperative drug law enforcement agency), 1983-1987, 1999-
• Secretary, 1985-1987
Member, Merit Commission, Jackson County Sheriff's Department, since 1998
Chair, Mayoral/Presidential Task Force on Halloween in Carbondale, 1995
Carbondale United Way Board of Directors, 1985, 1989-1993
Member, Carbondale Science Center Board of Directors, 1999-2004; President, 2001-2003.
Councilman, Carbondale, Illinois City Council, 1983-1987
• Mayor Pro Tem, 1986-1987
Councilman, University City, Missouri, City Council, 1978-1981
Missouri Supreme Court, Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Immunity, 1975

Law School Service

Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Research, 2000-03
Chair, Curriculum Committee, 1996-97
Chair, Appointments Committee, 1985-86, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1997-98
Chair, Dean Search Committee, 1989-90, 1995-96
Chair, Skills Training Task Force, 1992-93, 1993-94
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee to Revise Student Conduct Code and Procedure, 1984-85
Coordinator, Law School Academic Symposia:
• 1989 Symposium on the History of The Bill of Rights
• 1993 Symposium on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: The Judging Years
• 1994 Symposium on 40th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education





Room 209
Kaplan Hall
Mailcode 6804
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-8742