Life After a Trojan: from student to teacher

In this episode of Life After A Trojan, Emily Hughes ’86 talks about how her career as a public defender and how working on death penalty cases has impacted her outlook on the judicial system.

Paige Albright, Reporter

Emily Hughes ’86 graduated from West High in 1986. She went on to the University of Michigan for her undergraduate, then to Yale for her master’s. Afterward, she went back to Michigan for law school. When she was starting to study law she never pictured herself involved in criminal law; however, with the guidance of amazing professors, she fell in love with public defense.