Emily Cooley L’24
Emily Cooley is from Milwaukee, WI, and received a BA in Music from Yale University in 2012. Emily initially came to Philadelphia in 2014 to pursue a graduate degree in music composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, and while there became involved in community arts activism. Emily helped develop music programming at the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix and at Project HOME, and later worked as an Adjunct Professor for the Villanova Program at SCI-Phoenix, where students can pursue undergraduate degrees in prison.
During law school, Emily has interned at Philadelphia Legal Assistance, the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., and Community Legal Services, in areas of law including public benefits, child custody, eviction defense, and capital habeas work.
At Penn Carey Law, Emily is the President of the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, a student pro bono project. Outside of law school, Emily teaches piano lessons and loves to cook.