Emily Elison graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. During law school, she concentrated on criminal law and successfully earned the Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure. In her first year of law school, Emily was awarded the honor of Best Appellate Brief in a writing competition amongst first-year law students. She took several classes focusing on appellate advocacy and represented the law school in competition as a member of the Appellate Moot Court team. She also served as the Editor in Chief of the Animal Law Review. Emily was selected as a member of Lewis & Clark Law School’s prestigious Cornelius Honor Society on the basis of superior scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the law school community.
While in law school, Emily worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office in Portland, where she worked on a variety of federal criminal matters. Emily excelled at trial preparation, motion drafting, and writing appellate briefs.
Emily lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys playing tennis, reading, and being outdoors.