Student Reps and Coordinators Blog

Meet Kelly McClure ’21

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Kelly McClure

Graduation Year

What is your hometown?
New York, NY

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
Cornell University; Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations

Tell us about your prior work experience 
Before law school, I worked in government as a legislative staffer.

What is your favorite thing to do in New Haven?
Driving to the Wharf and eating at the food trucks by the beach.

What are your favorite restaurants in New Haven?
Olmo, Modern Pizza, and Chips (technically in Milford, but it's still great!)

What student groups, journals, and/or clinics have you been involved in?
Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic, Native American Law Students Association, Latinx Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals, Women of Color Collective, YLW, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Yale Journal on Regulation

What have been your favorite classes at YLS?
Capital Punishment with Professor Stephen Bright, Reproductive Justice with Professor Reva Siegel, and American Indian Law with Professor Stephen Pevar.

What are your career aspirations?
I spent my 2L summer at the Natural Resources Defense Council and I plan to pursue a public interest career in civil rights or environmental justice.

What do you like most about working for the Admissions Office?
I enjoy speaking with prospective applicants and sharing my experiences at YLS.