Faculty & Staff Details

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Guy Kelley

Lead Faculty Paralegal Studies
Larimer Campus
Office Location
Paralegal Studies

Guy is a registered patent attorney, licensed to practice in Colorado and the District of Columbia. He is a retired Associate General Counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company, and previously managed a corporate legal group of attorneys, paralegals, and legal administrative assistants. He has extensive experience in the law of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), contracts, and administrative agencies.
Teaching Philosophy
Successful adult learners for the most part teach themselves. It is important for the student to know what it takes to succeed --- what does a professional need to know and what is the skill set required for their profession. I model that behavior and standard, and I bring in other role models either through video or personal access. As a teacher, I give the student some mental frameworks and memorable moments for building the intellectual superstructure necessary for a long term understanding of the subject. As for building expertise and skills, nothing succeeds like practice, practice, practice with regular feedback on performance - so I design the learning experience with regular assignments and opportunities for improving performance.
Teaching Experience

Spring 2013    Limited full-time paralegal instructor at Front Range Community College
2010 - 2012    Adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College

University of Denver, J.D., Order of St. Ives, 1988
University of Colorado, B.A. Physics with Distinction, 1977
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Legal Writing and Analysis 
  • Legal Environment of Business 
  • Legal Ethics 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Capstone 
  • Business Organization Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Contract Law