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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, and the law of detention and democracy.  She is a co-author, with Martha F. Davis and Risa Kaufman, of Human Rights Advocacy in the United States (West Academic Publishing 2014).  Her recent scholarship appears in the Yale Journal of International Law, Yale Law and Policy Review, and the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.   From 2014 to 2016, Kalb served as Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.  She is a fellow in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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.  Working under the direction of Professor Neal K. Katyal of the Georgetown University Law Center,  Professor Kalb was a student 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 States of Mississippi and New York.

Degrees

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
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Advocacy

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law;  Federal Courts; Election Law; International Human Rights Law