B.A., The University of Chicago; J.D., Georgetown
Kacey Mordecai is the Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit organization founded by the friends and family of Robert F. Kennedy to carry forward his vision of a more just and peaceful world. She develops and implements litigation, advocacy, and capacity-building strategies for human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, including cases before the Inter-American system of human rights on the right to nationality, the rights of migrants, freedom of expression, and violence against women and LGBTI individuals in the region. She previously served as a Staff Attorney at Juvenile Law Center, a Philadelphia public interest law firm for children, where she worked to improve national policy and practice for children in the foster care and justice systems through advocacy and strategic litigation, with a focus on juvenile solitary confinement and extended foster care for youth aged 18-21.
Professor Mordecai earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. During her time at Georgetown, she participated in the Center for Applied Legal Studies asylum law clinic and in the Street Law program. She interned for the Inter-American Court for Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Human Rights USA.
Professor Mordecai received her B.A. in International Studies with honors from the University of Chicago where she participated in the Human Rights Internship Program with the Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights in her home country, Jamaica.