Shelley M. Santry

Law Clinic Director and Professor of Law


Shelley Santry received her Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1992. Professor Santry has extensive practical experience in the area of domestic violence in both civil and criminal law. Since 2001, she prosecuted domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse cases for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. From 1992 until 2001, her work at the Legal Aid Society focused on representing low income clients in civil cases.

In July, 2009, Professor Santry joined the faculty as the Director of the clinic. The clinic allows 3Ls to practice law in Court under supervision and focuses its work on representing victims of domestic violence in a variety of courts.

Professor Santry is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association and Chair of Government Section, LBA 2009 Leadership Academy, and Women Lawyers  Association. Santry was recently appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky Evidence Rules Review Commission.