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Kelsey Leopold ( Class of 2018)

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Undergraduate school and major: The University of Kentucky, B.A. in Political Science

Extra-curricular or co-curricular activities in which you were involved during law school:

Citizen Lawyer Project (volunteered with Kids First and Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

Pro Bono Society

Student mentor with UIowa REACH

volunteer at Johnson County Crisis Center

Appellate Advocacy I and II (VOB)

Administrative Director of

Your favorite Iowa Law memory:

It's difficult to pick one memory. I developed relationships with so many unique and wonderful people at Iowa Law. The EJF Auction was always a great event, I will always remember!

Current employer:

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job title:

Elder Abuse Staff Attorney

Your favorite part of your job:

I love the daily interactions that I have with clients! I also really enjoy partnering with community organizations. These connections help enable us to take a holistic approach to representation and ensure that all of our clients needs are getting met.

Your interests outside of work:

I am an avid sports fan and attend as many sporting events as I can whether it's the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, or Wisconsin Badgers (sorry Hawks!). I also enjoy checking out local breweries, of which there are plenty in Milwaukee. Living downtown Milwaukee there is always something going on!

Where did you eat lunch yesterday:

Rock Bottom Brewery

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

Go into it with an open mind and take away as much as you can from each position. Use it as an opportunity to do some self reflecting! Determine what your likes and dislikes are. It isn't just about what you bring to the table, but what you are looking for in an employer!