Capital Habeas Unit (CHU), Federal Community Defender

Philadelphia, PA

As a staff attorney, Emily will defend death row inmates in post-conviction appellate proceedings at the CHU for the Federal Community Defender Office of the Eastern District of Philadelphia, where she interned in her third year. As a law clerk there, she drafted a brief in Opposition to Certiorari to the Supreme Court and sections of a federal district court habeas petition. She has also interned at Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. At Harvard, she worked as a student attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau and was a research assistant to Hon. Nancy Gertner. Emily graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College and Conservatory, and was a recipient of a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.