Kelly Behre

Kelly Behre

Associate Professor of Law


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Emory University, 1998


Visiting Associate Professor Kelly Behre comes to the WVU College of Law from the faculty of University of Alabama School of Law where she was Acting Director of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic and Visiting Professor of Clinical Legal Education. Previously Professor Behre worked for the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, where she created training programs and provided technical assistance to attorneys representing victims. While at the Sexual Assault Legal Institute, in Silver Spring, Maryland she provided direct civil legal representation to survivors of sexual assault throughout Maryland. Professor Behre has served as a volunteer advocate for various domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers for 15 years.

Professor Behre received her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University. She clerked for the Hon. John H. Tisdale in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland.

Professor Behre teaches Family Law and co-directs the Child & Family Law Clinic at the WVU College of Law.


  • Motivations for Law Student Pro Bono Work: Lessons Learned from the Tuscaloosa Tornado, 30 Buff. Pub. Int. L.J. 1 (2013)

Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 20011-current
  • Acting Director, Domestic Violence Law Clinic, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2009-2011

Professional Experience

  • Staff Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2007-2009
  • Staff Attorney, Sexual Assault Legal Institute, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2006-2007
  • Law Clerk, Frederick County Circuit Court, Maryland Judiciary, 2005-2006
  • Summer Legal Intern, Kids Voice, 2004
  • Summer Legal Intern, Legal Aid of West Virginia, 2003
  • Outreach, Education, and Volunteer Coordinator, YWCA Spouse Abuse Center, 2001-2002 Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, 1998-2000
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