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Emily Coward

Project Attorney, Indigent Defense Education
919.966.4168

As project attorney for the School of Government’s Racial Equity Network Project, Emily Coward works within the School's Indigent Defense Education Group to assist defense attorneys and other court actors in identifying and addressing issues of race and equity in the criminal justice process. She has worked for the School’s Indigent Defense Education team since 2012. Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney with North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, representing clients in civil and post-conviction matters. She also served as a law clerk for Judge James Robertson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and for Justice Thembile Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. While a law student at Duke University, she was lead articles editor for Law & Contemporary Problems and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement in criminal law and procedure. She is coauthor of Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Caseswhich received the School’s Margaret Taylor Writing Award in 2015. She earned a BA from Oberlin College and a JD magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law.

Fields of Expertise
Indigent Defense
Post-Conviction
Post-Conviction Procedure
Race
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