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Kelly Anne Navarro


Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Program


Building & Room:



300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office Phone:

(312) 427-2737 ext. 146


Kelly Navarro is the Director of the Law School's Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Program. She manages the nationally ranked trial advocacy and dispute resolution competitive team program and administers and teaches advocacy simulation courses.

Navarro has taught Criminal Procedure - Adjudication, Prosecution Externship Practicum, Judicial Externship Practicum, Mediation Certification, Accelerated Trial Advocacy, and Trial Lawyer. For nearly 30 years, she directed the ABA JMLS National Criminal Justice Trial Competition.

As a certified mediator, Navarro founded and directed the Law School's Conflict Resolution Institute, where she taught a mediation certification and skills training course and supervised students as they mediated, arbitrated, or represented clients in pending cases.

Before joining the law school, she served as a Cook County State’s Assistant State’s Attorney, where she gained significant trial experience and specialized in the prosecution of sex crimes. As a practitioner, she serves as an arbitrator, mediation trainer, and criminal defense attorney.