Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly
Phone: (619) 260-2333
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center 309

Cecilia Salanger
(619) 260-2320

Professor of Law

  • JD, 1983, University of Michigan
  • MA, 1980, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BGS, 1975, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

Contracts, Family Law

Professional Experience

Kelly clerked for the Honorable Daniel Friedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit and practiced law in Chicago. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1988.

Honors and Affiliations

Kelly served as articles and administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Scholarly Work

Remedies: Cases, Practical Problems & Exercises, 3rd Ed. (with Weaver, Partlett, and Cardi) (West Academic Publishing, 2014); Principles of Remedies Law, 2nd Ed. (West Academic Publishing, 2011); Inside Contract Law: What Matters and Why (Wolters Kluwer, 2010); “The Phantom Reliance Interest in Contract Damages” in 92 Wisconsin Law Review 1755 (1992); and “The Rightful Position in 'Wrongful Life' Actions” in 42 Hastings Law Journal 505 (1991).