During law school, Kerry was a judicial extern to the Hon. John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She wrote orders on motions to dismiss and summary judgment in civil and criminal disputes, on issues including Title VII and jurisdiction. She was also a law clerk at the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, where she drafted briefs and memos on a variety of topics including charitable trust litigation, Eighth Amendment claims, and common law torts. In addition, Kerry was a legal fellow at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where she researched legal issues involving donor-advised funds (DAFs) and charitable trusts, and scoped and executed a national study on state attorney general enforcement of DAFs and charitable trusts.
Kerry was a summer associate at Faegre Drinker, drafting memoranda and conducting research on a variety of issues, including evidentiary challenges and standing requirements.
Prior to law school, Kerry managed qualitative research projects for Atlantic Media in Washington, D.C., which publishes The Atlantic.
Outside the office, Kerry enjoys biking around the city, exploring Chicago’s abundant food scene, and listening to constitutional law podcasts.