Meet the Correspondent: Emily Bernstein

Committed to leaving her mark on Loyola's campus, California, and internationally

Hello Jury of Peers! I am so excited to share my first year of law school with you! Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

My name is Emily Bernstein and I’m from Park City, UT. I graduated from Chapman University in 2018 with a BFA in Creative Writing and a Minor in Political Science. So, if you ever want to nerd out about all kinds of books, poetry, or writing in general, you know where to find me!

After graduating, I moved to Israel for a year on a fellowship program where I worked for a non-governmental organization. I also attended lectures by former Israeli parliament members, leaders in human rights and LGBTQ+ movements, and so much more. It was an incredible year.

For the past two years, I worked as a Prosecutor Assistant with the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office. Before Covid, I also was a club volleyball coach, putting my 8 years of competitive playing to good use! All of this was while I was applying to law school, spending time with my family and our dog, Doug (countless photos available upon request), and weathering Covid.


Even though I am doing a lot of work for school, I still find a bit of time to write some poetry, read good books, and get outside to hike or run. I love those moments of me time – they help my mind clear a bit and give me some space to breathe. Taking care of your mental health is so critical!

As nerdy as it sounds, I am really enjoying my time in law school so far. It is a lot of work, don’t get me wrong, but it is necessary for the work I hope to do in the future, and I know it will be worth it. I hope to work in International Human Rights Law in the future – and even during my time at Loyola Law School. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year, and the following years after, bring me!

Until next time!



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