Emily Lurie

Emily Lurie is a first-year student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In January 2013, she moderated a panel entitled "From False Confessions to Freedom: Why the Innocent Confess and How to Overturn Their Convictions" as part of Cardozo's Public Law Advocacy Week. She also was selected for the year-long Innocence Project clinical program, which will begin in May 2013. Emily graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in May 2010. Through her participation in the Department of Government Honors Program, she wrote and defended her senior thesis entitled Facing Freedom: States' Failure to Compensate the Wrongfully Convicted, earning Honors with Distinction for her work. As part of her research, Emily conducted 20 interviews with state legislators, advocates and scholars in an effort to learn more about the major arguments opposing compensation and major obstacles blocking the passage of legislation. She also traveled to Virginia to meet Beverly Monroe, a woman who spent more than a decade trying to clear her name after she was wrongfully convicted in 1993. Her thesis adviser, Professor Marc Howard, is also on the False Confessions Advisory Board.

Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Emily currently lives in New York City.