Emily B. Read



Emily B. Read writes and consults on disability rights, with a focus on employment nondiscrimination and criminal justice systems. From 2012-16 she was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, where she litigated and engaged in policy advocacy on employment, education and mental health and criminal justice systems reform matters. Before joining the Bazelon Center, Read served as the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Project at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where she litigated employment and public accommodations matters. Professor Read also previously practiced with a private civil rights firm; was a Staff Attorney and Teaching Fellow focused on employment, education and other public interest litigation at the Georgetown University Law Center and at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia; and served as a Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocate with the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Professor Read holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and an L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.





Degrees & Universities

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.A., Cornell University