Robert Laird


Robert Laird is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Robert was a law clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Robert attended Northwestern Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. During law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Society and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Erin F. Delaney.

Robert also served as a Student Attorney in the Eviction and Unemployment Defense Clinic, where he successfully led the defense of his client in an emergency eviction hearing. Before law school, Robert worked as an Investigative Analyst for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.


  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University, B.A. (2016)
  • Law: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2021)


  • Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2021–22)


  • Regional International Juvenile Incarceration Models as a Blueprint for Rehabilitative Reform of Juvenile Criminal Justice Systems in the United States, 111 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 571 (2021).

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