Eman Ali just finished her second-year law student at University of California Berkeley School of Law. Eman spent her 1L summer working for Bay Area Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Unit and 2L summer at Pangea Legal Services. At Berkeley, Eman serves as the Racial Diversity Chair for both BRAIV (Berkeley Resistance Against Interpersonal Violence) and Queer Caucus. During her 1L, she hosted a letter writing event for law students to send messages to incarcerated survivors of domestic abuse and organized a panel about gendered violence against Palestinians in Israeli prisons. She is deeply interested in the intersections of preventing domestic abuse and abolitionism. Additionally, she aided a survivor of gendered violence seek asylum in the United States with East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Before coming to law school, she informally volunteered with survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking in South Florida and provided legal aid to foreign domestic workers facing employment abuse in Hong Kong.
Eman is deeply invested in FVAP’s values, especially creating more diversity in spaces that provide legal representation for survivors of domestic abuse. She holds a BA in Religious Studies, with a special interest in Buddhism, from Williams College.