Emma Jay

Emma Jay practices in the area of education law, which includes contract negotiations, special education litigation, and employment matters. She first joined Lewis Kappes as a law clerk in 2016. While a full-time law student, she also worked part-time for the Indiana State Board of Education and a family and education law firm.

Emma earned a B.A. from Butler University, where she graduated with majors in Political Science, International Studies, and Spanish. While at Butler, she volunteered with Indianapolis’s refugee and immigrant populations by teaching English as a new language classes and serving as an outreach coordinator.

In 2017, she earned her J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During law school, Emma was a Deans Tutorial Society Fellow. As a DTS Fellow, she helped mentor and tutor first year law students in the areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law. She was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors society and a participant in moot court. She also participated in the Conservation Law Clinic, where she prepared documents in preparation of litigation in environmental law matters.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Indiana


Indiana University – Indianapolis, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2017
Butler University, B.A., 2014

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indiana State Bar Association, Member
Emerging Leaders Project, Class of 2016

Speeches & Publications

Editorial reviewer for the 2018-2019 edition of the Indiana School Laws and Rules published by West Publishing Company
Editorial reviewer for the Indiana School Laws and Rules published annually by Thomson Reuters Publishing Company, 2017-present