Faculty Profile: Karla McKanders

Karla McKandersVanderbilt University Law School
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Immigration Law Forum 2021
  • Immigration Law Fall Forum 2020

Karla McKanders is a Clinical Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School where she directs the Immigration Practice Clinic and teaches Critical Race Theory and the Law and Immigration Law. Under her supervision, her law students provide direct representation to asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors who cannot afford counsel. In fall 2020, she was appointed the Associate Direct of the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic. McKanders clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith with the United States federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after earning her law degree at Duke University and her undergraduate degree at Spelman College.