- J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
- B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Burke joined the Chicago-Kent law faculty from the law firm of Chapman and Cutler LLP, where she was the professional development and pro bono manager. Previously, she spent two years as the associate director of educational programming at the American Bar Association's Center for Professional Development. Before that, Professor Burke was an associate attorney in the appeals and research department at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.
Over the past 10 years, Professor Burke has taught legal research and writing and oral advocacy as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.
Professor Burke began her legal career as a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals before clerking for Justice Marilyn Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court. Later, she began working at the Illinois Appellate Court, where she was a law clerk to Justice P. Scott Neville and a research attorney in the First District’s research department.
Professor Burke has published articles in the NALP Bulletin, CBA Record, and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about family law, civil procedure and appellate practice.
Professor Burke graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Michigan State Law Review. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science and speech communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Burke is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Illinois. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators, and Chicago Professional Development Consortium, and she volunteers with the Oak Park Food Pantry, Misericordia Home for the developmentally disabled, and Cradles to Crayons, which provides everyday essentials to low-income and homeless children.