Professor Malkus is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Richard Webber of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Missouri where she performed research and writing tasks, managed daily motion filings and supervised the work of student interns.
Professor Malkus later moved into the private sector as an associate attorney with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh where she focused her practice in the areas of commercial real estate and general business law. She was responsible for drafting and negotiating agreements, advising clients and closing various complex real estate and business transactions.
Professor Malkus completed her undergraduate work at Indiana University where she received a B.A. in history and, through her participation in an innovative teacher education program, became certified to teach history, political science and economics. After completing her undergraduate education, Professor Malkus spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working in a prosecutor’s office helping women obtain orders of protection. This and other volunteer experiences opened her eyes to a myriad of issues to which she previously had not been exposed and cemented a strong desire to pursue a legal education. She obtained her J.D. from SLU LAW in 2004 and holds the distinguished honor of being an 1843 Scholar.
Professor Malkus supervises students in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, where she and her students provide transactional representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, community groups, and small businesses. She also teaches Transactional Drafting, a course designed to help students develop their contract drafting skills.