Cole K. Waldhauser

Law Graduate


Cole Waldhauser is a law graduate with Foley & Lardner LLP in the firm’s Los Angeles office. During law school, Cole worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable John A. Kronstadt at the Central District of California and as a research assistant for Professor Noah Zatz. He also worked for UCLA Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic where he advanced key policy positions for a coalitional client.

Before beginning his legal career, Cole was a paralegal at another firm in Minneapolis. He also served as an intern for the office of Governor Mark Dayton in Minnesota. Cole was a summer associate with Foley in 2021 and is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He is not admitted to practice law in any state.


  • UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2022)
    • Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Association 
    • Staff Member, Disability Law Journal  
    • Co-President, School of Law Run Club 
    • Mentor, 1L Mentor Program
  • University of Minnesota (B.A., with distinction, 2017) 
    • Student Commencement Speaker
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa honor society
    • Studied abroad, IES Abroad, Berlin


  • Proficient in Spanish (LPE passage) and German


  • Unprecedented Precedent: The Case Against Unreasoned "Shadow Docket" Precedent, 37 Const. Comment. (forthcoming 2022).
  • Toward an Inclusive Unemployment Insurance Fund: Reimagining Income Replacement in California, 36 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 431 (2022).