About Me

Email me at ckh@caitlinkellyhenry.com PGP Key

Kelly Henry can summarize her life and business philosophies in two short but powerful words: social justice.  As an attorney, educator, and consultant, Kelly Henry endeavors to achieve justice for constituencies at the intersections of various marginalities. Kelly Henry works with individuals, groups, and causes including:

As an educator she teaches at a range of institutions including:

As a scholar, she produces innovative research and analysis:

  • She served as a Visiting Scholar at Berkeley Law’s Center for the Study of Law and Society.
  • She presents at conferences including the American Society of Criminology, Association of American Law Schools, Law and Society Association, Class Crits, Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop, Society of Professional Journalists, HOPE, and Security B-Sides.
  • She proposed the American Bar Association’s Resolution 100A (passed August, 2018) urging bar associations, law schools, and other stakeholders to develop and increase educational initiatives and clinics to provide legal assistance incarcerated and reentering individuals.

She is also passionate about educating people on accessing the government. This includes public education on

She is a co-founder of the Prisoner Advocacy Network, a law clinic that trains and pairs people to provide legal advocacy to activists in solitary confinement.

She is a National Lawyers Guild member, formerly a San Francisco Bay Area Board Member and past National Resolutions Committee Chair. She is a co-founder of its Police and Prisons Committee, and leads the Support From Outside training series that aims to assist people in developing skills to support incarcerated people. She supports hunger strikers and their demands, including in Alameda County Jails (demands here, research on Alameda conditions here), CDCR, and nation-wide.

Kelly Henry holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she won the Cali & Witkin Awards for her work on terrorism and the law and social justice lawyering, and a B.A. in politics and psychology from NYU.