Emily Lazaroff

Emily Lazaroff joined the ACLU of Missouri as a Legal Fellow in September 2021. As a member of the legal team, she engages in all aspects of litigation efforts to protect civil rights and liberties.

Emily earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, cum laude, in 2021. While in law school, Emily interned at the Legal Aid Society of New York City in the housing unit, where she assisted in the representation of low-income clients in eviction and non-payment proceedings.  Emily also interned at the Georgia Resource Center where she assisted in the representation of clients sentenced to death in the state of Georgia.  Emily spent a semester as an extern with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she supported litigation across the country protecting reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare. While a part of the Reproductive Justice Clinic at NYU Law, Emily served as a student advocate with Movement for Family Power where she worked to defend parental rights, and as a student advocate with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, where she worked to prevent the criminalization of pregnant women for choices made during pregnancy.

Prior to law school, Emily worked as a communications professional and has a master’s degree in Media and Communication from City University, London. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, cum laude, where she studied Sociology and Political Science.

Emily is a member of the Missouri bar. Her fellowship is generously funded by the NYU School of Law’s Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center.