Emily Collins



Emily Collins
200 SRCC
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



Hailing from southern Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Emily has spent her legal career in environmental law practice and teaching. She started her practice as a student at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic in 2003. After her clinic experience, she became an Assistant Public Interest Counsel at the Office of Public Interest Counsel in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. In 2008, she took the helm of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She became a Clinical Associate Professor in 2013. In the same year, she founded Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm providing legal assistance to modest means clients with environmental needs and a residency program for young attorneys to incubate the growth of modest means environmental practices in the region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.


Emily received her B.A. in 2001 from New York University’s Gallatin School. She earned her J.D. from Pace University Law School in 2004. Emily is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Texas (inactive), and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.