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Kendall L. Kerew

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Externship Program    

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
B.A., Emory University


Clinical Legal Education


Kendall Kerew, clinical assistant professor, is director of the Externship Program, the Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C., and the Academic Success Program. Kerew is the recipient of the College of Law’s 2017 David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence and the Black Law Student Association’s 2016 Bernadette Hartsfield Faculty Award.

She spent her first five years at Georgia State Law teaching research, writing, and advocacy. Prior to joining the faculty in 2005, Kerew worked as an associate at King & Spalding and an assistant attorney general for the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.

Kerew is the author of Chapter 17, “Writing for Practice” in Learning From Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education (Wortham, Scherr, Maurer, & Brooks eds., 3d ed. 2016). In addition, she is the co-author (with Timothy W. Floyd) of a forthcoming article in the Mercer Law Review, “Marking the Path from Law Student to Lawyer: Using Field Placement Courses to Facilitate the Deliberate Exploration of Professional Identity and Purpose.”

She is a member of the board of directors for the Clinical Legal Education Association. In this capacity she serves as chair of the Advocacy Training Committee, co-chair of the American Bar Association and Bar Standards Committee, and she is a member of the Externship Committee.

From 2015 to 2017, Kerew served as co-chair of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section’s Externship Committee. In this role, Kerew facilitated the re-launch of LexternWeb, which seeks to promote information sharing and collaboration among externship faculty nationwide and internationally.

In addition, to her work with the AALS Externship Committee Kerew is an active member of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section’s Teaching Methodologies Committee, and the Georgia Association of Legal Externships. GALE is a consortium of externship directors from five Georgia law schools.

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