Krysta Kilinski

Summer Associate

Education

  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2020
  • The University of Chicago Law School, 2L

Krysta Kilinskiis a summer associate in the New York office of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at The University of Chicago Law School.

At The University of Chicago Law School, Krysta is a Staff Member of The University of Chicago Law Review. She was the 1L and 2L Representative for American Constitution Society; the 1L and 2L Representative for Law Women’s Caucus; a member and 1L Representative for Outlaw; the Events Coordinator for Public Interest Law Society and International Refugee Assistance Project; a member of the Student Admissions Committee; and a member of First-Generation Professionals.

Krysta is also an active member of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at The University of Chicago Law School, acting as Project Manager for the Federal Bail watching Project alongside her duties as a clinic intern. Previously, she was an Emerging Adult Justice Fellow at Lone Star Justice Alliance, where she wrote policy briefs for a county-wide rehabilitation program to help young adults charged with non-violent felonies expunge their criminal records. Krysta also has experience as a Research Assistant and J.J. “Jake” Pickle Undergraduate Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Government. She also interned for Congressman Lloyd Doggett.

Krysta received her B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the recipient of multiple awards, including the University Research Fellowship Grant, the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Award, and the Jacqueline Eckert Timm Scholarship. She was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Delta, a law fraternity. Krysta was also a member of the Student Government, Texas Undergraduate Law Review, Liberal Arts Refugee Alliance, Faculty Council, Multicultural Refugee Coalition, and Excelerate Texas Spirit Group.