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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Kimberly Mills

Title/s:  Director, Professional Identity Formation Program

Email: kmills2@luc.edu


Kimberly Mills is a native of Los Angeles California. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Southern California and in 2012 she graduated from Tulane University Law School. After graduating from law school, Kimberly clerked at the Orange County Public Defenders office in Orange County, CA and for the Hon. Suzanne G. Bruguera in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2015, Kimberly received her LL.M. in Child and Family Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While pursuing her LL.M., Kimberly was selected as the recipient of the Mary C. Russo Memorial PILI (Public Interest Law Initiative) Internship affording her the opportunity to represent foster youth in special education and school discipline matters as a member of LAF’s (Legal Assistance Foundation) Education Project. After acquiring her LL.M., Kimberly worked as an associate attorney at Matt Cohen and Associates and then as a faculty fellow and assistant director of Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Life After Innocence program. While at Loyola, Kimberly redesigned the Life After Innocence clinic to focus on criminal records relief. In August of 2017, Kimberly joined Cabrini Green Legal Aid as the supervising attorney of the criminal records program. In May of 2019, Kimberly joined the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender as an Assistant Public Defender. Kimberly’s past assignments at the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender include the Police Station Representation Unit and the Child Protection Conflicts Division. Currently, Kimberly is assigned to the Felony Trial Division. Kimberly has taught at Loyola as an Adjunct Professor in the Law School Externship Program and in the Professional Identity Formation Program.


B.A. International Relations, University of Southern California
J.D., Tulane University
LL.M. in Child and Family Law, Loyola University Chicago

Professional Employment

Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Program Areas

Criminal Law
Child Protection Law

Courses Taught

Externship Seminar
Professional Identity Formation