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Emma Stanton

Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow

Emma Stanton is a Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

Emma received her law degree from the New York University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College. While in law school, Emma participated in NYU’s Civil Litigation and Employment Law Clinic and Housing Law Externship, and completed internships with Brooklyn Legal Services, the Rhode Island Civil Liberties Union, and Glasberg & Associates, a plaintiff-side civil rights firm based in Virginia. She also served as a Senior Articles Editor on NYU’s Review of Law and Social Change and as a research assistant to Professor Adam Samaha.

Before law school, Emma was an investigative analyst with the Conviction Integrity Program at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

When Emma is not lawyering, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, New York
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College magna cum laude


  • 2L: Glasberg and Associates, Summer Intern
  • 1L: Brooklyn Legal Services, Summer Intern


  • Civil Litigation and Employment Law Clinic
  • Housing Law Externship

Bar Admissions*

  • *Practicing under the supervision of Michael Palmer in New York.

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“Working with the entire team at Sanford Heisler Sharp made a truly terrible time in my life more bearable. I always felt that the team was ‘on my side’ and gave sound advice with alacrity, expertise, and even humor to help me protect myself and my family in the face of injustice. I would recommend them without reservation.” – Former Client