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Kelli Dudley

  • Adjunct Professor

​​Kelli Dudley, JD is an administrative and regulatory law specialist, expert witness, and professor. She has taught fair housing, predatory lending, and elder law classes at various institutions since 2006. She is the former director of the predatory lending program at The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) and designed and taught a foreclosure symposium at DePaul University College of Law during the post-2008 foreclosure crisis. She led countless clinics and educational efforts to help students and attorneys address the crises in foreclosure and fair housing following the 2008 financial collapse.

Kelli litigated complex cases, many involving civil rights and fair housing law, for 20 years before retiring from active practice. She earned a certificate in Medicinal Plants from Cornell University and Master of Science in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Regulation) at the University of Florida (MS, 2024). Kelli is active in the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals and American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Kelli's scholarly focus is on curtailing judicial overreach in weighting regulatory decisions made by administrative agency experts. She has published in the areas of fair housing and professional responsibility, and her forthcoming publications include an analysis of regulations affecting FDA-approved drugs and a critique of the DEA's policy of imposing an impromptu "red flags" standard to prosecute community pharmacists accused of filling prescriptions ultimately used to divert controlled substances. ​

Courses taught:

  • Housing Law
  • Predatory Lending Law
  • Predatory Lending Program (JMLS, now UIC)
  • Lawyering Skills IV: Elder Law Drafting (JMLS, now UIC)
  • Elder Law: Preserving Independence and Dignity (JMLS, now UIC)​