Kaylee M. Hartman

Associate

Overview

Kaylee Hartman is an Associate Attorney with Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, Ltd. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Sociology and English from Florida State University in 2016 and with a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2018. In 2023, Kaylee received her J.D., cum laude, from UIC School of Law.

While at Florida State University, Kaylee joined the founding class of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi and served on its leadership board. She also completed the University Honors Program, served in multiple student leadership roles, and was admitted to the leadership honors society, Seminole Torchbearers. Kaylee was selected to participate in the V-Rak-ke-ce-tv (pronounced Uh-tha-gee-chee-tuh) Cultural Graduation Ceremony, which means “to honor,” and is a ceremony centered on the culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

At The Ohio State University, she advised the student programming group on large-scale events, including concerts, lectures, and comedy. She negotiated event contracts, implemented campus-wide events, and aided in budget management.

Kaylee then moved to Chicago and worked first as the Coordinator of Registered Student Organizations and Involvement and then as the Coordinator for Programming and Special Events at Loyola University Chicago. In these roles, Kaylee negotiated contracts, wrote department-level policy, coordinated campus-wide annual events, and advised students on university, municipal, and state policy expectations.

While in law school, Kaylee gained legal experience as a Judicial Extern in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and as a student attorney in the UIC Trademark Clinic. Kaylee was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of UIC Law Review where she oversaw editing and publication of five issues with a staff of thirteen. She was also selected to publish in Volume 56, Issue 2 of UIC Law Review, writing on the implications when privacy concerns of public figures and freedom of the press clash.

Professional Affiliations

Kaylee is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Community Involvement

Kaylee received the Dean’s Scholarship while attending UIC School of Law and qualified for the Dean’s List all eight semesters of law school. Kaylee received the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Nu Iota Scholarship in 2022, as well as recognition at the 2023 Alpha Omicron Pi International Convention for Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Advisory Board.

Awards and Recognition

Kaylee received the Dean’s Scholarship while attending UIC School of Law and qualified for the Dean’s List all eight semesters of law school. Kaylee received the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Nu Iota Scholarship in 2022, as well as recognition at the 2023 Alpha Omicron Pi International Convention for Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Advisory Board.

Publications

  • A Legal Battle Royale: The Conflict of Privacy and Press in HRH The Duchess of Sussex v. Associated Newspapers, Ltd., 56 UIC L. Rev. 343 (2023)
  • In Ticketmaster We Anti-Trust: Too Big to Fail or Failing Big?, UIC Law Review Blog (Jan. 4, 2023)

KTJ E-Notes

  • “Is Anybody Home?:” Forming a Reasonable Basis for Warrantless Entry in the Face of an Emergency or Exigent Circumstances (Nov. 2023)

  • Hindsight is 20/20, But Not When Forming a Reasonable Suspicion for an Investigatory Stop (Nov. 2023)

Presentations

  • Hartman, K. (2017) Women of Color in Academic Faculty: Intersections of Hegemony, Performativity, and Identity. Scholarly paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Houston, TX.
  • Hartman, K., & ten Brink, C. (2018). Self-Care in the Student Leadership Experience. Presented at the 2018 National Association for Campus Activities National Conference in Boston, MA.
  • Ferguson, A., & Hartman, K. (2018). Transforming the Student Leadership Experience into Real World Experience. Presented at the 2018 National Association for Campus Activities National Conference in Boston, MA.
  • Hartman, K. and Shahid, S. (2020). Self-Care for Self and Others: Modeling the Way as a Student Leader. Presented at the 2020 National Association for Campus Activities National Conference in Denver, CO.