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Emily Bishop

Director of the Lawyering Program and Professor of Practice


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2007

B.A., Georgetown University, 2004


  • College of Law
  • Law


Professor Bishop has taught at the College of Law since 2013 and has served as the Co-Director of the Lawyering Program since 2015. She specializes in teaching legal research, legal reasoning, predictive and persuasive legal writing, and oral advocacy. Professor Bishop is a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute, and she has served on the Editorial Board of The Second Draft, which publishes articles on the teaching of legal research and writing.
Professor Bishop earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. While in law school, Professor Bishop served as the Senior Notes Editor of the New York University Law Review and published her student Note, "A Child's Expertise:  Establishing Statutory Protection for Intersexed Children Who Reject Their Gender of Assignment."
After law school, Professor Bishop clerked for Judge Shirley Wohl Kram on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She then practiced at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale LLP in the areas of Securities Litigation and Securities Enforcement. Her pro bono work focused on reproductive rights litigation. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana, New York, and Washington, DC.

Classes Taught 

•    Lawyering I 
•    Lawyering II


Emily A. Bishop, Avoiding “Ally Theater” in Legal Writing Assignments, 26 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 3 (2018).