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Emily R. Sutcliffe

Emily R. Sutcliffe

Emily R. Sutcliffe is Assistant Dean for Public Interest at Penn Carey Law & Executive Director of the Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC).

Emily has led the law school’s efforts to create and greatly expand the Toll Public Service Corps and works to ensure that Penn Carey Law’s ethos of service remains vibrant and attuned to the modern realities of injustice. Before coming to Penn for graduate school, Emily was an AmeriCorps volunteer working in refugee resettlement, served as a nonprofit consultant for the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, and lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where she taught English to members of the Saudi royal families.

Emily joined Penn Carey Law in 2011. In addition to her role in TPIC, Emily regularly serves as a content area expert for the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and has led trainings in Malaysia, Zambia, and Burkina Faso.

Emily teaches at the Law School and at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She regularly researches, writes, and speaks on matters of race, social class, religion, and belonging in the United States and the Middle East. Emily serves on several nonprofit boards in Philadelphia and was a founding board member of the Youth Sentencing and Re-Entry Project (YSRP).

Emily lives with her husband and their three children in New Jersey.