Kelly Behre

Commission Member

Kelly Behre is the Director of the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic, a clinic providing free civil legal assistance to low-income victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She joined the King Hall faculty in July 2014 with more than 20 years of experience working with victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Professor Behre previously directed clinics at West Virginia University College of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law. She also served as a staff attorney at the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and at the Sexual Assault Legal Institute of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Prior to law school, she was a victim advocate at domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers in Kentucky, Georgia, and Texas.

Professor Behre’s scholarship focuses on the campus adjudicatory process for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and the intersection of intimate partner violence and family law. She trains lawyers about the civil legal needs of survivors of gender-based violence and how to provide trauma-informed and client-centered representation. Professor Behre earned her law degree from Washington and Lee University and her undergraduate degree from Emory University.