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Belinda Dantley, J.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
School of Law

Courses Taught

Child Advocacy


Dantley received her B.A. from Temple University and her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Dantley is licensed as a member of the Missouri Bar Association (MoBar) and has been very active in MoBar and the Mound City Bar Association. Dantley has been involved with Mound City Bar Association (MCBA) since her time in law school and has served in many roles including Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Chair and Member At Large. She is excited to continue her service with MCBA as the Law Student Mentor Liaison.

Community Work and Service

Dantley started her career as a solo practitioner handling mostly child custody and divorce cases. It was during this time she became a certified Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and began working with children. In 2014 she joined Voices for Children as a Child Advocacy Attorney and GAL. Dantley later became the Assistant Director of Voices for Children for St. Louis City office where she supervised the child advocacy attorneys, coordinated the organization’s intern and externship program and facilitated trainings for the volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She enjoyed the work she did as a GAL for Voices for Children and continues her commitment to the mission as a CASA for a teenager in foster care.

Dantley joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2018 as an adjunct professor teaching Child Advocacy and the Law. In 2019 Dantley joined the SLU LAW faculty full- time as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity Education. Dantley is dedicated to creating and fostering spaces for inclusive learning and diverse viewpoints.