Caitlin Barry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law


   Caitlin Barry is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law in the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, where she co-teaches the clinic seminar and supervises students advocates in immigration and employment matters. From 2011-2012, Caitlin supervised the Temple Immigration Law Clinic at Nationalities Service Center (NSC) as an adjunct professor, where she collaborated with law students to provide pro bono deportation defense services to low-income Philadelphia residents and coordinated a weekly seminar on lawyering skills and local migrant justice issues. Prior to her clinic work, Caitlin served as a staff attorney at NSC, specializing in deportation defense for individuals targeted by the criminal system. From 2007 to 2012 she was also the Immigration Specialist at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, a position she created with a 2007 post-graduate fellowship from the Berkeley Law Foundation. Along with several other attorneys at the Defender Association, she helped establish the first in-house immigration unit, which provided immigration research and legal advice on the immigration consequences of criminal charges to over 1000 individuals each year. Caitlin is an active volunteer with local organizations working on issues of prison abolition, gender self-determination, migrant justice and grassroots empowerment and a frequent presenter on the intersections of the deportation and criminal systems. She is a member of the advisory board of the Defending Immigrants Partnership and the legal advisory committee of the Mazzoni Center for LGBT Health and Wellbeing. She is a graduate of the New College of Florida and Temple Law, where she was awarded the Beth Cross Memorial Award for Public Interest Service and the Leonard Sigal Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law.

Practice Experience

  • Staff attorney, NSC
  • Immigration Specialist, Defender Association of Philadelphia
Visiting Professor Caitlin Barry

Office: Rm 126, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3216
Fax: 610-519-6249


Courses and Seminars


University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment, M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, 1998

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

Pomona College, B.A., Economics and Government/Public Policy Analysis (double concentration), 1992