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Caitlin Barry

Professor of Law
Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
Co-Director, Community Interpreter Internship Program
Director of the Clinical Program


Caitlin Barry is a community lawyer whose work focuses on migrant justice, gender self-determination and grassroots empowerment. Caitlin directs the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, where she teaches the clinic seminar and supervises students advocates in immigration and employment matters and collaborates with local community-based organizations on advocacy and outreach projects. Caitlin joined the Villanova faculty in 2012 as a Reuchlein Clinical Teaching Fellow and became the Director of the Farmworker Clinic in 2015. From 2011-2012, Caitlin supervised the Temple Immigration Law Clinic at Nationalities Service Center (NSC) as an adjunct professor. Prior to her clinical teaching, Caitlin served as a staff attorney at NSC, specializing in deportation defense for individuals targeted by the criminal system, and 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. 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
Assistant Professor Caitlin Barry

Office: Rm 126, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-3216
Fax: 610-519-6249

Courses and Seminars

  • Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
  • Race and the Law


Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2007

New College of Florida, BA, 2001