AUTHOR

Katlyn Patton

Program Officer, Individual Rights Defense Program and Public Records

Katlyn, an Ohio native, graduated from Ohio University in 2015 and earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2018. Her interest in student speech and due process rights began at OU, where she served as Director of Students Defending Students, an organization dedicated to advising students through the disciplinary process.

During law school, Katlyn served as a legal intern in Case Western’s Civil & Human Rights Clinic and for the Constitutional Offices Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Her Note, Trumping the First Amendment: Student-Driven Calls for Speech Restrictions on Public College Campuses, was published in the Case Western Reserve Law Review. Katlyn comes to FIRE from the Cleveland office of an international law firm, where she was a corporate associate. She is excited to return to advocating for student rights on a daily basis, and to start exploring Philadelphia’s many running trails.