Emily Farrell joined the University of Oregon School of Law as Associate Director for Career Planning and Professional Development in 2016. She was previously a general legal practitioner, whose specialty areas included trusts and estates, probate, business, real estate, and landlord/tenant law. While Emily greatly enjoyed managing a successful legal practice, she returned to the University of Oregon because she is passionate about sharing her experience in order to facilitate continued growth and success of students and alumni as they progress through their careers.
Emily returned to Lane County in 2003 and is extremely dedicated to her community. She has volunteered consistently for the past number of years with Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center’s Senior Law Clinic, has served on the Board of Directors for the HIV Alliance, and has enjoyed working with the Oregon State Legislature.
As a “Double-Duck,” Emily earned both her undergraduate and Law degrees from the University of Oregon. While attending law school, Emily was a quarter-finalist for the Ruby R. Vale National Corporate Moot Court competition in Delaware, and placed second in the University of Oregon Corporate Moot Court competition. She also received the Diversity Recognition Award from the Minority Law Students Association, and served as Director of the UO School of Law “Outlaws.”
Emily’s tenacity is also evident in her choice of hobbies: Emily has been both a roller derby coach and athlete in Eugene, Oregon. She shares this hobby with her daughter, who was a gold medalist in the 2016 Junior Olympics, which was the inaugural year for the sport. Emily also enjoys working in her garden with her partner and their two dogs, and taking trips to the Oregon Coast on the weekends to go fishing with her brother.