Courtney Shelley

Current Location: Quincy, IL
Hometown: Colchester, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2011 (Legal Studies)

Other Degrees & Education: Certified Paralegal 2011, J.D. 2014, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2014 Licensed Attorney, State of Illinois

Current Position
Associate Attorney at the Law Firm of Dempsey & Dempsey, P.C.

Career Highlights
“Being admitted to practice law in U.S. District Courts for Central District of Illinois, and Eastern District of Missouri (2017).”

Memories of UIS
“One of my most memorable experiences at UIS was finally being able to see the LGBTQ Resource Office (now Gender & Sexuality Student Services) open, having been on the search committee to find a full time director. This was a long process and finally being able to see all of the hard work of students, staff, and faculty come to fruition brought tears to my eyes. I’ll never forget the feeling of accomplishment and empowerment while watching the ribbon cutting.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“Besides meeting amazing people, and building great relationships, UIS helped to remind me of the importance to fight for the underdog.”

Interesting Fact
“In my free time I love traveling and reading. I also love crafting with Sola flowers!”

Posted on October 30, 2017