Professor Kalb joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2008. Her research and teaching interests include 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, the Yale Law and Policy Review, and the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, as well as the Washington Law Review Online, the NYU Law Review Online, and the Yale Law Journal Forum.
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. While at Yale, she, together with other Liman faculty and students, produced three major reports on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Professor Kalb is also 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.
J.D., Yale Law School, 2006; M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2006; B.A., Stanford University, 2000
- Constitutional Law
- First Amendment
- Courts in a Federal System
- Human Rights Advocacy
- Civil Procedure
Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, International Human Rights, First Amendment, and Election Law