Emily Williams

Currently a 2L at Loyola, Emily obtained her undergraduate degree in Fashion Marketing with Management from Berkeley College where she graduated summa cum laude, while simultaneously traveling cross country as a professional ballet dancer with Atlanta Festival Ballet and Oregon’s Ballet Fantastique. Upon graduation, she retired from professional dancing and worked in a boutique fashion public relations firm in Beverly Hills. Eventually, she decided to pursue her ultimate career goal and attend law school.

During her 1L year, Emily was a section representative for PILF. Her favorite classes during her 1L year were Torts and Legal Writing. She spent the summer after her 1L year as a law clerk with the Los Angeles County District Attorney in the Consumer Protection Division. She is now a staffer on Loyola’s International and Comparative Law Review and its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project. Upon graduation, Emily wishes to work in government. Her dream job is a career drafting legislation, but she wouldn’t rule out a job in the UN someday, either.

Emily is a newlywed and is grateful to her husband Mark for all his support – from traveling cross country with her, to helping her stay focused on her studies, to binge watching The West Wing with her. Another shout-out goes to her late grandfather, who, after telling him she did well on a midterm, said “Keep it up, buddy!” Those sweet words still inspire her today.

Emily still dances in her free time and enjoys playing with her cat, Margot, named after the ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Emily is active at her church, Mount Hollywood UCC, where she is a council member and Leader of Religious Education. Emily is committed to both government and public interest work, and is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a PILF general board member.Robert & Jennifer Mason - Scott Nilsson, Photographer