Emma’s interest in joining the IHRC stems from her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College where she majored in Government & Legal studies with a concentration in international relations. Emma studied global atrocities such as the Rwandan Genocide and researched ethnic violence in India, Cameroon, and Nigeria in her various courses. During college she also interned at the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement where she focused on research and projects related to sex trafficking, including examining effective responses at a city level.

Since starting at USC Gould, Emma has continued to hone her skills and interests to contribute to the IHRC as a student attorney. Through coursework, Emma has studied the foundations of international legal systems and has explored systems of globalization in our economy and the human rights violations that occur through wage theft and the dynamics of exploitation between countries. Further, Emma has been passionate about dedicating time to pro bono matters locally through her executive board position with
the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Emma has also been active with the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. During her 1L summer, Emma worked as a judicial extern for a U.S. District Court judge in Maine. This past summer, Emma was a summer associate at Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles.

“I am very much looking forward to combining my current knowledge and interest in protecting international human rights with the practical application of my legal skills – writing, researching, preparing litigation – in the clinic.”