Emily K. Smit
Emily Smit is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and a Junior Research Scholar for New York University School of Law Professor Helen Hershkoff.
During law school, Emily was a staff editor for New York University School of Law's Moot Court Board and served as a research assistant for three professors. In her role as research assistant to Professor Arthur R. Miller, she drafted and revised updates to Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure treatise. She also served as a teaching assistant for Professors Arthur R. Miller and John Sexton (President Emeritus) in a Civil Procedure course for first year law students.
Prior to attending law school, Emily taught elementary school in Baltimore City Public Schools with the Teach for America program.
- Author, “Sustaining Academic Freedom: The Need to Redefine the Threshold Question in First Amendment Claims Brought by Public University Professors," NYU Law Moot Court Board Proceedings (February 2018)
- JD, New York University School of Law, 2018; Staff Editor, NYU Law Moot Court Board; Teaching Assistant to Professors Arthur Miller and John Sexton (President Emeritus)
- MSEd, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, 2015
- BA, summa cum laude, Villanova University, 2013
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2019