Kelly Bunch, J.D.

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Law and Policy Research Associate

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Phone : (315) 443-7687
Fax : (315) 443-9725

Kelly Bunch is a Law and Policy Research Associate at Burton Blatt Institute (BBI). She earned a joint degree from Carnegie Mellon University in History & Policy and Psychology. After college, Kelly was selected as a Humanity in Action Fellow where she studied current human rights and minority rights issues within the context of the Holocaust in Berlin, Germany with a focus on human rights and Holocaust education. She also served a year as an Americorps*VISTA in Mobile, Alabama providing direct and indirect service to Hurricane Katrina victims at Volunteers of America Southeast as a grant writer and development assistant where she developed the curriculum for and implemented an international education program for a child development center and raised over $230,000 for Hurricane Katrina related programs.

She earned her J.D. at Syracuse University College of Law with a certificate in Disability Law and Policy and another concentration in Communications Law and Policy. There she was selected as a Disability Law and Policy Program Fellow, and worked as a student attorney in the Disability Rights Clinic. She also served as the Lead Articles Editor of Impunity Watch, a human rights journal at Syracuse College of Law. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Prior to joining, BBI, Kelly worked as a Disability Law and Policy Consultant at BlueLaw International, LLP where she researched, wrote, and edited international and domestic disability law materials, including work on a forthcoming National Council on Disability (NCD) Report. Kelly has strong interests in international disability rights and development and in the intersection between communications law and disability rights in education, public accommodations and services, and employment. She works on a variety of research projects, and manages the team of BBI Research Assistants. She serves as the Senior Editor for the Disability Law and Policy Newsletter published by BBI and the University of Iowa, and the Senior Editor of the DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center Case Briefs

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)