Renée Ferrell joined the University of Louisville School of Law in September 2016. As the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management, she is responsible for developing and implementing all marketing, recruitment and yield strategies for the Brandeis School of Law. She is also responsible for counseling prospective and admitted students through the law school admission and application process. She also oversees the Harlan Scholars Program.
Ferrell has a strong connection to the Brandeis mission of public service. Prior to joining Louisville Law, she served as an Assistant Public Defender in Louisville from 2010-2016. In that role, she provided representation to indigent criminal defendants in all proceedings from arraignment to trial. She has a wealth of experience in Juvenile, District, Circuit and Family Courts. She has also served on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee’s Subcommittee for Alternatives to Detention. In 2012, she attended the Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Dayton.
Ferrell attended law school at the University of Kentucky, where she served as Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Board and was a member of the 2009 Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Tournament team. She also participated in the Recruitment Committee. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech, in her hometown of Blacksburg, Va.