Beverly Baker-Kelly first came to the Modern College of Business and Science as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009 and has since stayed in the Department of Business and Economics to became a Professor of Commercial Law.
Dr. Beverly has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Berkeley Law, University of California, CA. She also holds five master’s degrees, including a M.Ed. degree; and a Certificate in African Studies from Columbia U, School of Advanced International Affairs. Her most recent degree (2018) is a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Berkeley Law, University of California.
She has taught both undergraduate and advanced law students at: Golden Gate University, School of Law, SF; University of San Francisco, School of Law; Berkeley Law, University of California; and Howard University, School of Law, Washington, D.C. Additionally, she is a former Associate Dean of East Bay Law School, CA.
Dr. Beverly was Deputy Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for the United Nations which prosecuted war crimes committed in Rwanda. She also monitored elections for various NGOs in South Africa, Ethiopia, Liberia, the Republic of Congo, and Palestine.
She has been admitted to practice law (rtd) in state and federal courts in California, Washington D.C., and Hawaii.
Teaching / Training Interests
Teaching: Law of Contracts, Torts, Business Writing for Commercial Law, Legal Environment of Business; Training Interests through research: Quality assessment of MCBS internship placements- Faculty facilitation of post-graduate employment
Assessment of the Importance of Monitoring Senior-Year Internships related to Post-Graduate Employment vs ‘Laissez-Faire’ Non-Monitoring
Teaching College Students to Understand and Think Critically Using Instructional Methods for Learning the Rules of Contract Law