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Writing Specialist Hillary Gell

Writing Specialist Hillary Gell graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010 and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts. During law school, she focused her research on topics at the intersection of law and psychology, her undergraduate major area of study. These topics included medical decision making by minors, peer mediation and bullying, and the duty to warn as it relates to suicide on college campuses. She has taught Legal Research & Writing at many schools in Massachusetts and most recently at Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. She also works as an LSAT tutor and advises law school applicants on the preparation of their personal statements, resumes, and other materials.

 Kelci Schmidt with Clementine


Senior Teaching Fellow Kelci Schmidt is a born and bred Hoosier who studied Creative Writing and Outdoor Recreation at Indiana University. Before law school, she taught studio art and Latin and ran the mock trial program at a high school in Indiana. She plans to stay in the Portland area longterm with her Border Collie mutt, Clementine (a Very Good Girl).