Emily J. Martin
Emily J. Martin is the Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project, where she has worked since 2001. The ACLU Women's Rights Project, founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and based in the national ACLU’s New York office, has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society and focuses on violence against women, women and employment, equal educational opportunities, and women and the criminal justice system. At the ACLU Women's Rights Project, Emily Martin works on a variety of litigation, including cases challenging gender discrimination in education, housing, employment, welfare administration, and public accommodations, with a special emphasis on the needs of low-income women and women of color. Ms. Martin received a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She clerked for Judge T.S. Ellis, III, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and for Judge Wilfred Feinberg, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a recipient of the Rita Charmatz Davidson Fellowship through the Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, she previously worked as counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, in Washington, D.C., where she undertook legislative advocacy and policy analysis on issues affecting women's employment and women's economic security.