Kelly Eskew is a Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law & Ethics. An attorney, Kelly started her law career with ten 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. The year prior to joining the Kelley faculty, she worked at the ACLU and litigated civil rights cases. Kelly had the privilege of representing clients in two of Indiana’s marriage equality cases.
Kelly taught Law & Literature at the IU McKinney School of Law and spent several years with Butler University’s College of Business before joining the faculty at the Kelley School of Business. In 2012, she completed a Master of Arts in U.S. history with her thesis on a scandalous chapter in Indiana boys high school basketball, “Hysteria on the Hardwood.”
She currently teaches business and human rights, sustainability law and policy, business ethics, and business and global poverty alleviation.
Kelly believes she was born holding a protest sign, but as she gets older that mostly manifests in a commitment to embrace change and reject cynicism, and to seek inspiration from mentors, friends, and students.