Professor of Clinical Legal Education
J.D. 1998, New York University School of Law
Kele Stewart is professor of Clinical Legal Education and co-director of the University of Miami School of Law Children & Youth Law Clinic. In the clinic, she supervises students who handle cases involving abused, abandoned and neglected children.
Professor Stewart earned a B.S. in 1994 from Cornell University and a J.D. in 1998 from NYU Law School. Prior to joining the University of Miami School of Law, she was an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, where she did voting rights litigation and advocacy and supervised law students in NYU's public policy clinic.
She also spent five years in private practice and doing an array of pro bono work at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and White & Case. Prior to law school, she worked as a case worker for teenagers in foster care, monitoring their development and conducting life skills training.
She serves on the Advisory Board of Florida's Children First, the Executive Board of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Independent Living Services Advisory Council.