ND law professor hired by Bush

Author: Ed Cohen

A Notre Dame law professor has been appointed deputy general counsel to President Bush.

William K. Kelley, associate professor, has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1995. He will be on leave during his service to the president.

In the 1980s Kelley clerked for Judge Kenneth W. Starr on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and then for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Kelley specializes in administrative and constitutional law. He is the second Notre Dame Law School professor to serve this president, following Jimmy Gurulé, who was undersecretary for enforcement in the Department of Treasury from 2001 to 2003.