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Emily Lopynski

Emily joined the Immigrant Justice Program in Fall 2022. Before joining the LAJC team, Emily clerked for the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Arlington Circuit Court. In law school, Emily was heavily involved in pro bono case work and immigrant’s rights initiatives.  Emily was recognized with the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award in 2020. She was also awarded the Nina R. Kestin Service Award in 2020.  Emily is the author of “Restorative Lawyering: A Toolbox That Will Change the Profession” (University of Richmond Law Review, Online, January 2021) and coauthor of  “Reckoning with Structural Racism: A Restorative Jurisprudence of Equal Protection” (Richmond Public Interest Law Review, Symposium Edition 2020).  Before law school, Emily established a DOJ-recognized immigration legal assistance program at a nonprofit in El Paso, Texas.  Emily is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the University of Richmond School of Law.  

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