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Kelly Eskew

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Kelly Eskew is a clinical professor of business law and ethics in the IU Kelley School of Business. She teaches in the areas of climate law and policy, business and human rights, sustainability law and policy, and business and global poverty alleviation.

She received the John Bonsignore Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Law Teaching from the Academy for Legal Studies in Business, which recognizes her commitment to the undergraduate study of law and teaching that is interdisciplinary, demonstrates critical thinking skills and reflects humanitarian concerns.

An attorney, Eskew started her law career with 10 years in private practice, representing corporations and hospitals, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (for which she was later an administrative law judge), and the doctors who invented Gatorade, among others. She then served as in-house counsel to IU Health, managing malpractice and employment litigation.

Before joining the Kelley faculty, she also worked at the ACLU and litigated civil rights cases, and she had the privilege of representing clients in two of Indiana’s marriage equality cases.

Areas of Expertise

Business and poverty alleviation, sustainability law and policy, business and human rights, civil rights, business ethics.

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