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Kendra is a clinical instructional fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, where they teach students how to practice law by working with pro bono clients. Previously, they were an associate at Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco, and a research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Kendra’s scholarship and academic work touches on diverse issues, from online harassment to linkrot to video game preservation. Their work on free speech and online spaces “Beyond Legal Talismans” has been written up in the New York Times magazine, and their study (co-authored with Jonathan Zittrain and Lawrence Lessig) of link rot in Supreme Court opinions led to institutional change in the Supreme Court. With the Electronic Frontier Foundation, they fought for and won a change in the law that made it easier for museums and libraries to preserve copies of old video games.

Kendra has held positions at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Citizen Litigation Group, and Cloudflare. Kendra received a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in lighting design and history from Carnegie Mellon University. In their free time, Kendra runs a consulting business teaching ally skills – techniques for people with privilege to stand in solidarity with those without.

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H2O is a Web-based platform for creating, editing, organizing, consuming, and sharing course materials. More


Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community. More


Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The “Monkey Selfie” Case: Can Non-Humans Hold Copyrights?

featuring a panel of experts on copyright, cyber law, and intermediary liability issues

Can non-human animals own copyrights? Can artificial intelligence machines? Join the Berkman Klein Center, the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, and the HLS Student… More

Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Beyond Legal Talismans

with Berkman Klein Affiliate Kendra Albert

In this talk, Kendra Albert explores how introducing legal terms of art invoked for their weight but often divorced from law, known as “legal talismans”, impacts online platforms… More

Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

This is Improbable

Featuring Marc Abrahams and other special guests

Marc Abrahams -- publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research, host of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, and author of several books (including his latest, This is Improbable:… More