Emily Berman

Former Fellow

Emily Berman was a Furman Fellow & Brennan Center Fellow at NYU School of Law.  Emily's work focused on encouraging transparency in and oversight of the mechanisms of the United States' national security policy. Prior to coming to beginning her fellowship, Emily was Counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program.  In that role, she engaged in research, advocacy, and litigation, producing in-depth reports and policy recommendations on the topics of executive privilege, and the Attorney General's Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations, participating in the representation of Ali Al Marri, Shawqi Omar, and Mohammed Munaf in their cases seeking writs of habeas corpus, and drafting numerous amicus briefs in cases relating to surveillance and detention.  Emily received a B.A. from Duke University and earned both an LL.M. in International Legal Studies and a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review.  She clerked for Judge John M. Walker of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2005-06).