Caitlin Swain joined Advancement Project in 2012 as a Skadden Fellow after serving as a law intern in the summer of 2011. Through her work with the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, she supports grassroots efforts to end the over-criminalization of youth and advocates for students' rights to quality education.
Swain is a recent graduate of Duke University School of Law where she received the Public Service Award, the Justin Miller Leadership Award, and the Duke Bar Associations’ Student Leader award for her work as both the co-chair of the human rights law society and the student director of the Innocence Project. In 2011, she worked on international human rights issues, including Guantanamo Bay advocacy, as an Ella Baker fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York.
Before law school, Swain worked on issues of educational equity, voting rights protection, and anti-discrimination with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, and McSurely & Osment, a civil rights law firm. In 2005 she graduated with honors from Wesleyan University where she studied American Studies/Ethnic Studies. Caitlin is thrilled to re-join the AP team and return to a job she loves.
Projects: Denver, Georgia, North Carolina