Danielle Kalil’s, ’15, research, teaching, and practice focus on the intersection of human trafficking with immigration and child welfare. She is a clinical teaching fellow in the Human Trafficking Clinic representing domestic and foreign survivors of trafficking in a variety of civil legal areas.
Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Kalil worked as a legal aid attorney in Texas, where she represented foster youth, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking and sexual assault. In this role, she served as a member of Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault, representing survivors with any civil legal needs arising from their victimization. She also worked with the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project, helping current and former foster youth address legal issues arising from their time in care. Her legal aid practice focused specifically on undocumented foster youth and the interaction between the immigration and child welfare systems. Professor Kalil has trained professionals around the country on human trafficking and child welfare. She earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as a student attorney in the Human Trafficking Clinic for three semesters. Prior to law school, she worked in the nonprofit sector in Washington, D.C., in the areas of human trafficking and international development. She is admitted to practice law in California, Michigan, and Texas.