Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Thielbar, Kimberly



Kimberly Thielbar
Dean Nina S. Appel Scholarship

Expected year of graduation: 2012
Any other scholarships received while here at Loyola Honors at Entrance Scholarship
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major University of Michigan
Psychology and Sociology
Hometown Elmhurst, IL


What attracted you to Loyola:
I was originally drawn to Loyola because of the Childlaw program, specifically the Childlaw Fellowship. I thought studying at Loyola would provide a great opportunity to learn more about the area of child law through the many classes offered on the subject, as well as the hands-on learning experience offered through working with the Civitas Childlaw clinic.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
The greatest learning experience I have had at Loyola has been working in the Childlaw Clinic. I have had the opportunity to gain real world experience working with and representing clients on actual cases, and learning first hand all the challenges that must be addressed in those cases.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
My extracurricular activities include being the Publications Editor for the Children's Legal Rights Journal, the Vice President of the Childlaw Society, the brief writer for the Houston National Championship moot court team, and a student representative for the Student Bar Association. I also have an interest in traveling, which has been fostered at Loyola by my ability to participate in the Beijing Study Abroad Program and the Comparative Law: Tanzania class.

Community service or other volunteer activities:
For the past three years, I have been involved in the Give-A-Gift drive hosted by the Childlaw Society. I was also a coordinator of the Law Related Education program, and have volunteered at several of the blood drives hosted at the school over the past few years.

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
My legal interest is in the area of child law, specifically juvenile justice and education issues. I hope to practice in this area after graduation.