Faculty Profiles

Kara Mahoney

Kara Mahoney

Lecturer in Law
A.B. Georgetown University, 2007
J.D. USC Gould School of Law, 2012

Kara Mahoney co-teaches Introduction to Lawyer-Client Relationship. She is a staff attorney at Inner City Law Center where she provides free legal representation to chronically homeless veterans. Mahoney specializes in working with survivors of military sexual trauma and veterans with complex mental health disabilities to stabilize income and housing. Mahoney is a graduate of USC Gould School of Law and earned her A.B. from Georgetown University. During law school, Mahoney was a fellow in the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, and her article exploring the pervasive nature of psychotropic medications in the military was published in the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice. Mahoney also worked in USC Law’s Immigration Clinic where she represented clients seeking asylum and other forms of relief after escaping persecution in their home countries.