Emily Kohlheim

Emily was a law clerk for the California Civil Rights Law Group during the summer of 2020, and she will return to the firm after she graduates from law school in 2021. Emily has a passion for civil rights advocacy and employees’ rights and is looking forward to continuing her work with the firm.

During law school, Emily has volunteered with the Wage Justice Clinic at Berkeley Law, assisting minimum wage workers with wage theft claims against their employers. She is a member and former co-leader of the Foster Education Project at Berkeley Law, and serves as the Education Rights Holder for a young person in the foster system. Emily is also a Graduate Student Researcher at the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley, where she researches a variety of legal issues and government programs, including criminal record clearance laws in California, CalFresh, and privacy issues related to academic research.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys listening to music, going on long walks, and baking.


Berkeley Law

J.D., Candidate–2021

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., 2018
Majors: Political Science, Arabic
Minor: Study of Religion