Emily received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she received the Deborah L. Rhode Public Interest Award and awards for outstanding performance in both Criminal Law and the Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Before joining The Bronx Defenders, she was a staff attorney for the Stanford Three Strikes Project, representing individuals who were sentenced to life in prison for non-violent felony offenses. Immediately after graduating law school, she joined the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender as a Stanford Criminal Defense Fellow, representing indigent clients in pre-trial proceedings, hearings, and jury trials. During her time at Stanford, Emily worked in both the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender and the litigation section of Kirkland and Ellis, LLP. Prior to law school, she published a book of plays and poetry based on mathematical formulas. Emily holds a B.A. from Harvard University.
- Let Them Work
- The Atlantic: How Treatment Courts Can Reduce Crime
- Emily Galvin to present at Bennington College’s Incarceration in America conference
- The Christian Science Monitor: Retraining the NYPD after chokehold death
- The Bronx Defenders Written Comments for the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety