Emily Friedman


Emily Friedman (she/her/hers) she was a member of the Death Penalty Clinic, where she worked on behalf of a client on death row, and the Policy Advocacy Clinic, working to end the imposition of court-ordered debt in juvenile justice systems across the nation. Emily also represented tenants facing eviction at the East Bay Community Law Center housing clinic and worked as a Racial Justice Intern at the Contra Costa Public Defender’s Office. During her law school summers, Emily clerked at the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, MD and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal advocate at Brooklyn Legal Services in the workers’ rights and benefits unit. She holds a B.A. in American Studies and Spanish from Cornell University. Emily speaks Spanish.