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Kimberly D. Bailey

Associate Professor and Edna Freehling Scholar

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professor Bailey joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2007. Prior to joining Chicago-Kent's faculty, she was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She also practiced labor and employment law in Houston, Texas, where she was an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

Professor Bailey was a Clarence Darrow Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. She graduated cum laude, and she was an associate editor and contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. Professor Bailey earned her bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated with highest distinction, and she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Bailey's research focuses on how social, political and economic inequalities are reflected in criminal law. Her articles have analyzed gender violence, privacy, and aggressive surveillance of communities of color. She teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence at Chicago-Kent. In 2017, she received Illinois Institute of Technology's John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award.