Caitlin Bellis


Clinical Fellow, Immigrant Rights Clinic


Caitlin Bellis is the clinical fellow with the UCI Immigrant Rights Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, Caitlin was a Liman Fellow and then staff attorney at Public Counsel in Los Angeles. There, Caitlin handled removal defense cases for detained clients, helped run the Legal Orientation Program at several detention centers, and co-coordinated the California and the Los Angeles Coalitions for Universal Representation. Caitlin clerked for the Hon. Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is a graduate of Yale Law School and Reed College.