The CSE Institute has had the pleasure of working with third year law student Kaitlyn Macaulay this semester. Kaitlyn has become a major asset to the inter-workings of the CSE Institute. She has researched and drafted legislative analysis papers on bills pending in Alaska, Hawaii, and D.C. that would legalize prostitution. Kaitlyn has also helped with the compiling of training materials to educate various audiences about commercial sexual exploitation. She has written several news posts, her favorites include the recent sentencing of a trafficker in Norristown and “Community Concern Misplaced”, which argued the arrest of 3 women for allegedly selling sex in Rittenhouse was overlooking a possible trafficking situation.
Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Communications in 2015. At Villanova Law, she is involved in Pro Bono Society, the Public Interest Fellowship Program, and the Moot Court Board. Last year, Kaitlyn was the winner of the 57th Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. She has also applied her moot court skills to win the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition in 2017, where she was also awarded Best Oralist. Kaitlyn was also a 2017 Summer Public Interest Fellowship recipient, spending her summer with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, she won the DA’s 13th annual summer intern mock trial competition.
Kaitlyn hopes to continue to work with the CSE Institute next semester, where she is excited to have the opportunity to work on the third volume of our report on Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Pennsylvania, participate in the second annual Survivor Symposium, and work alongside of our Fellow, Sarah Robinson, supporting the direct legal services we provide to survivors of CSE.
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