Emily Johnston

Scholar Civil Rights / LGBTQ+ Rights Legal Aid
Class of 2022

Emily Johnston is a staff attorney at the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she focuses on public benefits, with a particular emphasis on food security programs. Immediately after law school, she worked there supported by a Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law, funded by Julius Glickman ’66. As a fellow, she worked to expand access to public benefits and healthcare for LGBTQ and HIV+ North Carolinians who face barriers to accessing benefits.

At Texas Law, Emily was president of If/When/How and a board member of GRITS, the student-organized Getting Radical In The South conference. She participated in Pro Bono in January, the Mithoff  Pro Bono Program’s winter break service project, and served as a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Program’s Gender Affirmation Project. She participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and Housing Clinic.  She spent her 1L summer working with the Equal Justice Center in Austin and her 2L summer working with the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco.