Cayley Balser

Professor of Practice

Cayley Balser has worked with Innovation for Justice (i4J) since Fall 2020, first as a student and now as a Professor of Practice. She has experience working in all three of i4J’s impact areas. Her role within the lab as the Service Impact Area Lead is to lead the design research to build and test innovative legal service models that leverage the re-regulation of the practice of law. Within this capacity, she leads graduate-level cross-discipline courses through design and systems thinking research methodologies that include connecting with community members, planning and overseeing interviews, and working with students on qualitative data collection, analysis, and synthesis. She is passionate about integrating trauma-informed practices in work with the community and in the classroom. Cayley earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in May 2022, graduating Cum Laude and receiving the Hon. Earl H. Carroll Public Service Award. Before law school, Cayley earned Master in Education (M.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She attended Clemson University for undergrad where she was a scholarship member of the varsity volleyball team, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a B.A. in Psychology.


  • B.A.,  Clemson University
  • 2016
  • M.Ed., Ed.S., University of Florida
  • J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law University of Arizona
    2022 - Cum Laude
Professor of Practice
Innovation for Justice