Courses: Criminal Law Clinic
Expertise: Criminal Law, Criminal Litigation, Criminal Defense
Kelly G. Carmena joined the SULC faculty in 2014 as a clinical professor in the Criminal Law Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Public Defender as a felony and misdemeanor assistant public defender. During her five year term with the Public Defender’s Office, she served as lead counsel on a multitude of felony matters including second degree murder, aggravated and forcible rape, distribution charges and armed robbery, as well as numerous misdemeanor matters.
Professor Carmena is a 2004 graduate of Louisiana State University where she earned a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and she is a 2009 graduate of Southern University Law Center where she earned her J.D.