Award for Global Engagement

2015 Recipient

Khary D. Hornsby
Director, International & Graduate Programs
Law School

Khary D. Hornsby displays a passion for international education that makes him a leader and innovator in the field of international law education.

As director of international and graduate programs, Mr. Hornsby has provided vision and growth to the Law School’s international programs. He has tripled the size of the School’s LL.M. program for foreign-trained attorneys. He has developed a LL.M. degree in business law, coupled with the first-of-its-kind legal English as a Second Language course to better address the specific needs of foreign-trained attorneys.

Mr. Hornsby also serves as an adjunct professor of law where he initiated and co-created a course to meet the academic and professional training needs for international attorneys. This course, Leadership and Law, is designed to explore leadership theory and emotional intelligence. In its fourth year, the course now serves as a model for law schools around the country that want to add similar pedagogy to their student courses.

Mr. Hornsby has been an active ambassador of the University of Minnesota Law School nationally and internationally. He works with the Law School Admissions Council on issues relating to international students in the U.S. In 2011, he was invited to join Governor Mark Dayton’s trade mission to South Korea. In 2012, he similarly represented the University of Minnesota with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Education Mission to Brazil with the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Mr. Hornsby has invested significant time and energy in building partnerships and relationships with law schools nationally and internationally. As an attentive leader he has provided opportunities for his international students, while maintaining connections with more than 500 international alumni in 82 countries. His cross-cultural aptitude, capacity to engage, and accomplishments at the institutional level have increased the standard in how U.S. law schools engage and support foreign-trained attorneys.

Professor Fred Morrison sharing remarks about Khary Hornsby at the award ceremony