LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy

Kellye Testy

President and Chief Executive Officer of LSAC

Kellye Y. Testy is the president and chief executive officer of the Law School Admission Council, a 350-employee nonprofit organization that serves as the leading assessment, data, and technology hub for law schools and their candidates in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. 

Named the nation’s second most influential leader in legal education in 2017, Dean Testy joined LSAC after leading the University of Washington School of Law for eight years as the school’s fourteenth dean and the first woman to hold that post. Dean Testy also served as a professor and dean of Seattle University’s School of Law where she founded several key programs, including the Access to Justice Institute and the Korematsu Center for Law & Equality.

Known throughout academic and legal communities for her dedication to the rule of law and its commitment to justice and equality, Dean Testy served as president of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in 2016. She is a member of the American Law Institute and has served on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers, as well as several committees and initiatives of the ABA Section on Legal Education, among many other Boards and organizations.

Dean Testy is a first-generation college graduate who is proud to have obtained both her undergraduate degree (Journalism) and her law degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, her hometown. 

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