Kaitlin Bethay




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J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2021

B.A., Humanities, The University of Texas at Austin – May 2018

Legal Experience

Legal Extern, Department of Justice Office of the Pardon Attorney – Washington D.C. – August 2020 – December 2020

Volunteer Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi – Oxford, MS – June 2020 – August 2020

Legal Intern, ACLU of Mississippi – Jackson, MS – June 2019 – August 2019

Intern, Blackburn Betts Criminal Defense Firm – Austin, TX – September 2017 – May 2018

Areas of Interest

Constitutional Law

Civil Rights Law

International Law

Criminal Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Associate Online Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Vol. 90

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Vol. 89

President, University of Mississippi ACLU – 3L

Vice President, University of Mississippi ACLU – 2L

Member, Moot Court Board – 3L, 2L

Member, Phi Delta Phi – 3L, 2L

Member, Public Interest Law Foundation – 3L, 2L, 1L

Member, Law Association for Women – 3L, 2L, 1L


Mothering in Mississippi: How State Laws Systemically Burden Single Mothers of Color – Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice – Vol. 10