Dean, College of Law - Finalist, Johanna Kalb
Johanna Kalb is the Associate Dean of Administration and Special Initiatives and the Edward J. Womac. Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. In her role as Associate Dean, Professor Kalb is responsible for new program development at the College of Law. She also oversees the departments of Admissions, Building Services, Career Services, Finance, Continuing Legal Education, Marketing and Communications, IT and Media Services and the Law Library.
Professor Kalb joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2008. Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law, federal courts, international human rights and the law of detention and democracy. She is a co-author, with Martha F. Davis and Risa Kaufman, of the casebook Human Rights Advocacy in the United States (West Academic Publishing 2014). Her recent scholarship appears in U.C. Irvine Law Review, 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 Michigan Law Review Online, 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. Professor Kalb is a fellow in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and an academic fellow of the Pounds Civil Justice Institute. Professor Kalb received the graduating students' award for "Favorite Professor" in 2011 and the University Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.
Professor Kalb is a graduate of Stanford University, 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. 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.
The search advisory committee and Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence are pleased to announce that Johanna Kalb has been selected to interview for the dean position in the College of Law. The open session was held via zoom.