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Emily Goldman

Emily Goldman


Prior to joining Student Defense, Emily worked on campaigns, mainly in voter protection. Before that, Emily worked for four years as an associate on civil litigation, white collar, and other matters at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C. Her pro bono cases included litigation regarding voting rights, asylum, prisoners’ rights, public defense, and equal access to credit. She was awarded the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence from the Legal Aid Society of D.C. for impact litigation on behalf of those seeking public benefits. Previously, Emily served for two years as a law clerk for Judge José Antonio Fusté in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.


Emily earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. While in law school, she represented clients in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, and served as an Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. She also interned in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Prior to law school, Emily worked on medical ethics and access to affordable health care. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C., and before the District Court for the District of Columbia.