Emma Leibowitz is a Legal Fellow at Democracy Forward.

Emma graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2023. While at Harvard, Emma served as a Solicited Content Editor for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was a member of the school’s chapter of People’s Parity Project. She worked as a student-attorney in the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic and as an extern in the office of Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta at the Department of Justice. She also was a Teaching Fellow for Constitutional Law. During her summers, she worked on immigration direct services and in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. 

Before law school, Emma spent two years on the legal team at the Obama Foundation and a year as a paralegal at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, where she supported women and children seeking asylum. Originally from the DC-area, Emma graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.