Lecturer in Law
Emily C. Keller is a Staff Attorney at Juvenile Law Center, where she has represented youth in the dependency system and engaged in litigation and policy efforts aimed at improving the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, including the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” litigation, efforts to eliminate juvenile life without parole, and efforts to ensure better outcomes for older youth in the child welfare system. Emily has also coordinated Juvenile Law Center’s youth engagement programs. Emily joined Juvenile Law Center in September 2008 as the seventh Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellow in Children's Law. Before starting at Juvenile Law Center, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Emily graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007. During law school, Emily was a founding member of Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and, as Symposium Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, organized a child advocacy symposium. She interned at the juvenile division of the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender and spent her summers working at the University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic and at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy in Washington, D.C. Emily was awarded a Bergstrom Child Welfare Summer Law Fellowship. Prior to law school, Emily spent one year as an AmeriCorps member at the Choice Program in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she worked with youth on probation. She also worked in the development department at Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in Washington, D.C. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2000 with a degree in Public Policy and American Institutions.
Articles and Publications
Emily Keller, "Constitutional Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Felony Murder in the Wake of Roper, Graham & J.D.B." Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2012.