Kelly J. Deere is a graduate of Northwestern University School of law and Cornell University. Prof. Deere currently is a full-time faculty member at Rutgers teaching Legal Analysis, Writing, Research and Skills (LAWRS). Prof. Deere taught as a part-time instructor in both the day and evening program teaching both LAWRS and Advanced Legal Writing.
Prof. Deere was an adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University School of Law from 2011-2014. From 2010-2018, Ms. Deere was Of Counsel to the firm Kates, Nussman, Rapone, Ellis & Farhi in Hackensack, N.J. Ms. Deere was brought in as an experienced attorney to assist the firm in its litigation and zoning cases.
Prof. Deere began her legal career at the firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York where she practiced commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Prof. Deere also worked as a trial attorney for the Administration for Children’s services handling hundreds of abuse and neglect cases from inception through trial. Prof. Deere transitioned to GMHC, Inc. – the largest private AIDS organization in the world where she was initially responsible for managing its family law practice and eventually supervised the majority of the legal department including family law, housing rights, social security law, trusts and estates and bankruptcy.