Kirby B Tyrrell

  • Lecturer in Law

Kirby Tyrrell is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy organization working on reproductive rights in the U.S. and globally. She litigates cases overturning unconstitutional reproductive rights restrictions in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Kirby previously worked as a Skadden Fellow at Her Justice, where she created a medical-legal partnership that provided family, matrimonial, and immigration legal services to women in Brooklyn. During law school, she interned for The Legal Aid Society, New York Legal Assistance Group, and The Door Legal Services Center. Prior to law school, Kirby worked for the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership in Washington, D.C., and Tostan International in The Gambia

Kirby received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, with a certification in gender and sexuality law. While in law school, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Carol Sanger, participated in the Incarceration and the Family Clinic, and co-founded the Student Public Interest Network. Kirby graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in history and a minor in social anthropology.