Emma Scott is the Associate Director and Clinical Instructor of the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic, where she primarily leads projects under the Clinic’s Sustainable and Equitable Food Production and Community-Led Food System Change Initiatives. She is also the Supervising Attorney for Mississippi Delta Project, an HLS student practice organization, and leads FLPC’s on-going partnerships in the Mississippi Delta region. Prior to joining FLPC, Emma served as an Attorney-Fellow at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation in the Labor and Civil Rights Litigation Unit (supported by Justice Catalyst). At CRLAF, Emma’s practice focused on group representation of workers from immigrant communities in employment and labor litigation, with an emphasis on farmworkers and the H-2A visa program. Before that, Emma clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California for the Hon. John A. Mendez for two years, assuming the position and responsibilities of Senior Law Clerk in her second year. She received her B.S. in Social Sciences, magna cum laude, with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Studies and International Development, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
- B.S. Social Science California Polytechnic State University, 2010
- J.D. Harvard Law School, 2016
- Emma Scott et al., Supporting Civil Rights at USDA: Opportunities to Reform the USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Ctr. for Health L. & Pol’y Innovation (April 2021)
- Emma Scott & Emily Broad Leib, The Executive Order on Meat and Poultry Processing Is Not Quite What It Seemed—But It Still Fails Workers, Ctr. for Health L. & Pol’y Innovation (May 6, 2020)
- Emma Scott, Protecting Essential Workers During COVID-19 and Beyond, Ctr. for Health L. & Pol’y Innovation (Apr. 7, 2020)