Kaitlin Banner joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs as Deputy Legal Director in August 2018. She helps direct the Committee’s education and public accommodations work.

Prior to joining the Committee, Kaitlin was the Deputy Program Director and Acting Director of Advancement Project’s Opportunity to Learn Program. There, Kaitlin worked alongside communities on reducing the overuse and disparate use of zero-tolerance school discipline policies and stopping the criminalization of young people of color by employing creative legal tactics and policy reform. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Kaitlin was Clinical Instructor at the Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. She represented families in special education and school discipline cases, and advocated for policies that promote positive educational interventions. From 2008 – 2010, Kaitlin was the Crowell & Moring Equal Justice Works Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital, where she founded the Fair Discipline Project and began working on school-to-prison pipeline issues.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law
  • LL. M., University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • B.A., Villanova University

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School Juvenile Justice Clinic

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