Biography

Kala joined the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2015 as the Associate Director of Career Services. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005 and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2009. While in law school, Kala was involved with the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, first as a member of its writing program, which resulted in publication of her article on China’s population control policy, and later as a senior editor. She also worked with a clinical program serving prison inmates and the Dane County District Attorney’s Office in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Following law school, Kala worked as a prosecutor in central Wisconsin for over 3 years before joining a private practice where she practiced primarily in the area of personal injury defense.  She is happy to be back in Lincoln with her husband and three children

Articles

Advice for Your 2L Summer  The Girl's Guide to Law School, June 2019

Judicial Clerkships: An Overview  Law School Toolbox, May 2019

Advice for a Long-Distance Job Search  Law School Toolbox, March 2019

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: An Overview  Law School Toolbox, January 2019

Tips for Living Your Best Winter Break Life  The Girl's Guide to Law School, December 2018

Getting a Jump Start on the Summer Job Search: Part II  Law School Toolbox, December 2018

Navigating Law School as a Non-Traditional Student  The Girl's Guide to Law School, December 2018

Getting A Jump Start on the 1L Summer Job Search  Law School Toolbox, June 2018

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009
B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005

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