Khary Hornsby is the Director of International and Graduate Programs and an associate adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He currently teaches Leadership and the Law, a course designed for global legal practitioners to explore leadership concepts and emotional intelligence competencies in a cross-cultural context. He also oversees all aspects of the LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program for Foreign Trained Attorneys (program recruitment, admission, scholarships, immigration documentation processing, and cultural and academic orientation efforts) and incoming/outgoing student and faculty foreign exchange.
Hornsby has over 17 years of experience in various leadership positions in higher education and has conducted workshops and presentations in 28 countries. Previous to joining the Law School he was associate director of admission, recruitment and LL.M. programs at Emory University School of Law. As a law student at the University of Minnesota he was an editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, president of the Black Law Student Association, and was honored as a Judge Michael J. Davis Scholar for his academic achievement. He clerked for the Honorable Harry S. Crump of Minnesota’s Fourth District Court and is trained as a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114.
He has a B.S. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and has conducted scientific research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China) and taught in Lyon, France. He is an executive board member and former chair of the Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He served as a delegate accompanying Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on a trade mission to South Korea in 2011 as well as in a education mission to Brazil with the Secretary of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012.