Emily Smith Ewing

Business and Human Rights Working Group,
New York City Bar Association

Emily Smith Ewing is an adjunct professor for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program at Fordham Law School. In her previous roles as executive director of the CSR Program and senior fellow at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, she helped to establish Fordham Law School’s first CSR Clinic in 2012, directed multiple legal research projects in collaboration with corporations and international organizations, co-published academic scholarship on business and human rights and natural resource protection and CSR, and helped to set up an annual CSR leadership course at Fordham Law School for companies and lawyers.

Exploring the complex intersections between business and human rights, Professor Ewing has taught law students, lawyers, and professionals from across industries and around the world international and domestic regulatory frameworks that govern and guide corporate behavior in respect of their social and environmental impact. Prior to joining Fordham Law School, she worked at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) as a corporate attorney in both the London and Hong Kong offices, specializing in multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions and public company regulatory work, in addition to being a member of the Pro Bono Committee.

She is a member of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the International Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has been admitted to practice law in New York and England and Wales.