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Khala K. Turner

Law Clerk

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” – Michelle Obama

Experience at Work

Khala works with organizations and individuals to resolve litigation matters while learning practical skills from litigation attorneys. Khala is a second-year student at the Saint Louis University School of Law. She is pursuing concentrations in intellectual property, and international and comparative law. Before law school, she worked as a litigation clerk assisting on mass tort, FELA, and criminal defense.  Khala continues to work on international human rights projects with a faculty member at Saint Louis University.

In the Community

Khala is active in several charitable organizations, as well as serving as a board member for several extracurricular organizations. She is the Director of Social Advocacy and External Affairs for the Midwest Black Law Students Association, which aims to promote the needs and goals of Black law students and facilitate change in the legal community.


  • J.D. Candidate, Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
  • M.A., Legal Studies, Webster University (2018)
  • B.A., Economics, University of Illinois-Springfield (2015)

Memberships & Associations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Midwest Black Law Students Association
  • International Law Students Association

Areas of Interest

  • Civil Litigation

Awards & Designations

  • North Carolina Court of Appeals, Law Clerk
  • American Bar Association, Judicial Clerkship Participant 2020