Kayley Berger is a corporate associate in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Author, "In Whose Custody? Miranda, Emergency Medical Care & Criminal Defendants," UC Irvine Law Review, 2021

Author, "Surveying the Golden State (April 1850–June 2020): Vagrancy, Racial Exclusion, Sit-Lie, and the Right to Exist in Public," California Legal History, 2020


1st Place Winner in the CSCHS Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition, 2021

2nd Place Winner in American Kennel Club Animal Law Writing Competition, 2021

3nd Place Winner in Third Annual Criminal Record Essay Competition, 2021

Grand Prize Winner in Beverly Hills Bar Association Rule of Law Writing Competition, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022California


  • University of California, Irvine School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2022

    Pro Bono Graduation High Honors

    Faculty Award for Evidence

    Faculty Award for Products Liability Law

    Dean’s Award for Civil Procedure

    Dean’s Award for First Amendment Law

    Dean’s Award for Privacy & Defamation Law

    Dean’s Award for Election Law

    Associate Editor, UC Irvine Law Review

    Staff Editor, UC Irvine Law Review

    Executive Publications Editor, UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

    Executive Editor, UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

  • University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of BusinessM.A.2020

    Dean’s Scholar

    Beta Gamma Sigma

    The Executive Committee on Campus (TEC)

    Prague Residential

  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Legal Studies

    with Distinction, with Honors


    Dean's List