Kelsey Luttrell Truxal completed her undergraduate studies in 2014 with degrees in Paralegal Studies and Sociology and went on to earn an MPA in 2016. While at WKU, she participated in the Student Government Association, the Government and Politics Society, the Campus Chapter of We Stay Free, the Wesley Foundation and the Honors College. More recently, she graduated from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
During her time at WKU, she “found the door to the legal community, and the professors in the Department were my guides to help me through.” She took Professor Jeff Kash’s Concepts of Political Science course which she says “opened my eyes to an understanding of the value of discourse in the real world, which led me to develop close, personal relationships with individuals who are on the polar opposite side of the political spectrum.” Kelsey also credits Professor Julie Shadoan with preparing for her first year of law school through Dr. Shadoan’s legal writing and research course. This course provided her with the ability to analyze and apply the law. Kelsey says, “I would not be in the position I am today without her constant support both inside the classroom, and out.”
Kelsey has returned to the Paralegal Studies program as a part-time instructor and currently teaches the Criminal Law & Procedure and Evidence courses. She has also recently launched her own law firm in her hometown of Princeton, IN.