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Law School Welcomes Dean Richard Kelsey

Dean Richard KelseyIn January 2010 the law school welcomed Richard Kelsey to the position of Assistant Dean for Management and Planning, where he will focus on strategic planning for the School of Law.

Kelsey is no stranger to Mason Law, having graduated from the law school in 1999 and remained active in the law school's alumni association ever since, most recently serving as its president. While a student, Kelsey served as a Writing Fellow, was editor of The Docket, was a student representative to the Board of Visitors of George Mason University, and participated in Moot Court. Kelsey was awarded the Dean's Service Award and was elected by his classmates as the student speaker at his graduation ceremony.

"Joining Dean Polsby's team and contributing to the School of Law is like coming home," said Kelsey as he assumed his new position.

Prior to joining the law school administration, Kelsey served as CEO of Turiss, LLC, an IT security and software company specializing in combating cyber-fraud and targeted financial fraud. He was a Virginia state court trial law clerk for the Circuit Court judges of Arlington County after graduating law school. From there he went on to practice as a commercial litigator with Reed Smith LLP, where he specialized in construction and financial litigation until his departure to join Turiss, LLC.

Kelsey's office is located in the Administration Suite on the second floor of Hazel Hall.