Kara Ingelhart

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Director of the LGBTQI+ Rights Clinic


Professor Ingelhart joined the Northwestern Pritzker Law faculty in 2024 as the Director of the LGBTQI+ Rights Clinic and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, where she now leads in clinical instruction and management of the LGBTQI+ rights advocacy efforts. Her substantive areas of interest include low-income advocacy, criminal legal system reform, and public health law and policy issues that impact the LGBTQI+ community. Before coming to Northwestern, Professor Ingelhart was a Senior Attorney in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund where she played an instrumental role in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV under federal and state civil rights laws through impact litigation, public policy, and community education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • HIV & the Law
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law


  • BA, Indiana University
  • JD, University of Chicago Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Oct, 2023, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Lecturer in Law, March 2023, University of Chicago Law School

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