Kelly Gismondi graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in May of 2020. Prior to attending law school, Kelly received her B.A. from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and her M.Ed. in Education from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She spent four years teaching in Title 1 Schools in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to New Orleans to attend law school.
During law school, Kelly clerked for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and advocated for educational equity for students in the Greater New Orleans area through the Community Justice Clinic at Loyola Law. She also served as the Symposium Editor for Loyola’s Journal of Public Interest Law and organized a symposium around community lawyering as a method of fighting for criminal and juvenile justice reform in the south. Kelly attended law school with the aim of representing judicially-involved youth and is proud to do so with LCCR.