Kaleah M. Ault graduated first in her class from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2019, with Honors, and received her undergraduate degree in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas in 2016. While in law school Kaleah served as an Executive Editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review, receiving awards that included the Excellence in Editing Award and the Dedicated Service Award. She also served as a Trial Advocacy Coach and Competitor, receiving multiple awards as both a competitor and a coach, including Best Overall Advocate at her first competition and Coach of the Year. After law school, Kaleah took a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, IL. There she prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses.
While in law school Kaleah worked as an extern for both the United States Northern District Court of Indiana and the Chicago branch of the United States Attorney’s Office. She volunteered for the Valparaiso Criminal Law Clinic as a defense attorney. Additionally, Kaleah worked as a legal clerk in private practice, and as an intern for the Hoosier Environmental Council.
On a personal note, Kaleah was a student athlete throughout college, playing women’s rugby while working part-time as an assistant for biology, virology, and pathology laboratories.
- Keeping Man’s Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation That Can Prevent This Exposure, 53 Val. U.L. Rev. 133 (2019).
- How the West was Lost: How Tribal Jurisdiction Must Change to Deal with Sexual Assault, Native American Women, and the Changing Times, Du Page Bar Association Journal: DCBA Brief (Impending Publication Fall 2021).