Emily Neill is the Program Manager of HLS Beyond which provides non-curricular learning opportunities for HLS students that build skills and knowledge on issues relevant to both their future legal careers and life more broadly. The program is seated in the Law School Library and draws on the rich internal resources at HLS including faculty, staff, fellows and students.
Emily has worked at both Harvard and MIT in Program Management and Students Services. She began her career at Harvard after obtaining her doctorate at the Harvard Divinity School from the Religion, Gender and Culture program. She ran the Undergraduate Advising Program at Harvard Economics, and managed the Women’s and Gender Studies program at MIT and the Science, Technology, and Society program at HKS before coming to HLSL to manage HLS Beyond.
Outside of her academic pursuits, Emily is the founder of Closet Smarts, a fashion consulting business focused on developing individual style for all body types and life stages and is the author of a book of the same name. Her dissertation work, a feminist critique of corporeal politics, may seem unrelated, but there are many points of overlap. She is the mother of two sons and 4 cats, the youngest of 4 siblings, a graduate of Oberlin College, loves to see live music in small venues locally, and originally hails from western Massachusetts (Amherst).