Michael J. Kelly, Professor

Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law at Creighton University School of Law

Michael Kelly holds the Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law at Creighton University School of Law, where his teaching and scholarship focus on international criminal law and the prosecution of perpetrators of genocide, the evolution of new diplomatic relations with and governance structures in Cuba and Iraq, national security and foreign relations law, and the emergence and development Internet human rights.  He currently co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Internet Governance, is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and is former president of the U.S. National Section, and current Board of Directors member, of L’Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP) – a society of international criminal law jurists and scholars headquartered in Paris that enjoys consultative status with the United Nations.  He is an award-winning author of six books and over 40 articles and in 2017 received the Creighton University Research Award.  Professor Kelly is the architect of the law school’s summer abroad program in Nuremberg, Germany with its focus on genocide and the Holocaust, and its semester exchange with the Jesuit law school in Madrid, Spain as well as former director of the Government Organization And Leadership (GOAL) dual JD/MS degree program that trains students to become federal government attorneys through a blend of doctrinal and experiential learning culminating in full-time Washington D.C. externships.  He has served as interim dean of Creighton’s Law School since the Fall of 2017.