Dean Kellye Y. Testy Named Second-Most Influential Person in Legal Education

Dean Kellye Y. Testy has been named the second-most influential person in legal education by the National Jurist. The annual list recognizes the major leaders shaping legal education and is created through nominations from law schools across the U.S.

Testy, who is the Association of American Law Schools Immediate Past President, debuted on the list last year at #6.

Testy was named dean of the UW School of Law in 2009, the first woman to serve in that position. She has published extensively on topics including business law, gender and the law, social justice and legal education. She has been actively involved with the AALS for several years, including serving a three-year term on the Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students (2007-2009) and serving as a member of the 2009 Planning Committee for the Conference on Business Associations.

In addition to her work with the AALS, Testy has served on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers as well as several committees of the ABA Section on Legal Education. Testy has received numerous honors and awards, including the President’s Award from the Washington State Bar Association, as well as awards from Washington Women Lawyers and King County Women Lawyers. She also received the Washington State Trial Lawyers Public Justice Award and three Outstanding Teacher Awards.

National Jurist Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016 list