Emily Coward
Consulting Associate
Director, Inclusive Juries Project

Emily Coward serves as Director of the Inclusive Juries Project within the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility at Duke University School of Law. From 2012 to 2021, Emily was an attorney with the UNC School of Government’s Public Defense Education group, serving as Director and Project Attorney of the NC Racial Equity Network. She was awarded the UNC School of Government Margaret Taylor Writing Award for co-authoring Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases and the James E. Williams award from the North Carolina Public Defenders Association. She serves as Chair of the Data, Study, and Evaluation Team of the NC Governor's Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and as a Commissioner on the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.

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