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Johanna Kalb

Associate Professor of Law

Johanna Kalb
Johanna Kalb

Professor Kalb joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2008.  Her research and teaching interests include civil procedure, constitutional law, federal courts, national security law, comparative law, and law and development.
Professor Kalb is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where she completed her M.A. in International Relations with a focus on African Studies. 

While in law school, she served as Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law and as Articles Editor for the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal.  She was also a member of the Complex Federal Litigation Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and the Hurricane Law Project.  Working under the direction of Professor Neal K. Katyal of the Georgetown University Law Center,  Professor Kalb was a member of the legal team that successfully challenged the use of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006). 

After law school, Professor Kalb served as a clerk for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle of the District Court of the District of Columbia.  She is admitted to practice in the State of Mississippi.


J.D., Yale Law School, 2006; M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2006; B.A., Stanford University, 2000

Classes Taught

  • Civil Procedure I
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Courts in a Federal System
  • National Security Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Advocacy in the United States

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, National Security Law, Comparative Law, Law and Development