Kelsey Holder - Faculty & Adjuncts

Kelsey Holder

Kelsey Holder
Kelsey Holder
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
College of Law


MA – Northeastern State University JD – University of Tulsa College of Law BA – Northeastern State University


Kelsey S. Holder is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing. Her research addresses both the pedagogy and social factors influencing student success in law school and the legal profession, with an emphasis on legal literacy and developing a professional identity. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2020, she practiced family law as a solo practitioner. Her work included paternity and parentage, dissolution, and Guardian Ad Litem work, as well as legal research and writing for partner firms. Prior to practicing law, she taught literature, composition, and public speaking for eight years at the high school and post-secondary level, and continued teaching post-secondary courses while practicing. Her teaching interests include legal research and writing, lawyering skills, and family law. She is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar.

Courses Taught

  • Family Law
  • Legal Writing II
  • Legal Writing I
  • Strategies and Skills for Bar and Practice