Varnum attorney Jailah Emerson has accepted an invitation to serve as a barrister for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Inn of Court. Her term of service runs through May 2025.
Inns of Court are designed to help law students learn the ideals of professionalism, ethics, and civility through programming and mentoring. Membership is made up of three categories – masters of the bench, barristers and pupils. Students are put on teams with the judge and attorney members and each team presents on a particular aspect of litigation and the ethical issues surrounding the topic.
Emerson is an associate attorney on Varnum’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team, focused on complex commercial, family law, tax, and insolvency litigation. She also assists clients with a variety of commercial litigation issues, ranging from standard breach of contract claims to complex real estate disputes.
She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
The Inns of Court dates back to an English tradition from the 13th century. Detroit Mercy Law’s Inn of Court was founded in 1985 by Judge Julian A. Cook Jr. Detroit Mercy Law is one of only two law schools in Michigan to offer an Inn of Court.