Alexis Kelly has a background in criminal and family law. Her areas of interest include criminal law, post-conviction policy, and international human rights law. She is a former public defender who has written on criminal law topics for Nolo.com as well as other websites in the Nolo Network. She also worked on a post-conviction research project, the National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions for the American Bar Association. She graduated from Berkeley Law in 2008.