Kendra Albert

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 successfully received 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. Kendra also does activist work. They founded and ran the Trans Documentation Project, which gave out more than $95,000 to trans people for documentation changes. Kendra runs a consulting business teaching ally skills – techniques for people with privilege to stand in solidarity with those without. In their free time, they play Hearthstone and scheme about how to eat more carbs.