Kari Gallagher

Adjunct Professor

Office: 2186 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.1871
Fax: 574.631.4197
Email: Kari.A.Gallagher.58@nd.edu

Kari Gallagher currently serves as a career law clerk to Judge Kenneth Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. During her 17 years of service, Gallagher has assisted in the drafting of more than 175 published opinions, spanning almost every area of federal practice.

Prior to joining Ripple’s court in 2000, Gallagher practiced in the South Bend office of Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where she handled a wide range of litigation, employment, and traditional labor matters. These include conducting sexual harassment training and audits; advising clients on disciplinary and termination procedures; representing school corporations and private companies in administrative hearings before local, state, and federal agencies; and representing local and national companies in Title VII litigation in federal court. Gallagher also represented employers in arbitrations and conducted union negotiations on behalf of public and private entities.

Since 2000, she has been an adjunct professor of law at the Notre Dame Law School, where she teaches in the Deposition Skills Course. She is a member of the St. Joseph County and 7th Circuit Bar Associations, as well as the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court.
Gallagher was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She received a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied sociology and Soviet studies. In 1993, she graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as lead articles editor for the Notre Dame Law Review.

Gallagher is an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and regularly volunteers at St. Pius X School. She also serves as a mock trial coach for Trinity School at Greenlawn. She has been married to her husband, Jerry, for 25 years, and has three children: Gracie (22), Katie (21), and Declan (9).

Courses Taught

LAW75715, Deposition Skills

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Writing