Emily’s path to our School Law department began when she was an under-grad. Originally, her goal was to become a teacher, but after graduation, two years with the United Way started to change her thinking. She always knew she wanted to make a difference and have a tangible impact on others. Her United Way responsibilities in public policy – focused on education, healthcare, and financial stability – helped her see that being an attorney would afford her the best opportunity to provide assistance with meaningful advice and support. Education touches everyone’s lives, and she is thrilled to have this important role in an area of law involving this critical and fundamental part of the human experience.
Emily represents school boards and advises them on all aspects of the law affecting public schools. She gives her clients the highest level of service and attention to detail as she advocates for their best interests. She has also taken on the role of chair of the Associates Committee at Parker McCay.
In her most recent past position, she provided legal representation and guidance to public school districts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania in special education and various other education law matters. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, she currently resides in Cherry Hill with her beloved dog, Corby. She loves to travel whenever possible and enjoys spending time with her family.
Honors & Awards
- Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service, 2018
- Girl Scout Gold Award, 2008
- Burlington County Bar Association, Member
- Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia, Member
In S.H. et al. v. Alloway Township Board of Education (May 20, 2022), Parker McCay attorneys William Morlok and Emily Schrank successfully defended the Alloway Township Board of Education in a student residency appeal before the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division. The Appellate Division’s Opinion affirmed a March 26, 2019 final decision of the Commissioner of Education, who found that petitioners' children were not domiciled in Alloway Township, Salem County from August 25, 2017 to October 2, 2018 and, as such, were ineligible for a free education in Alloway's public schools. The Commissioner also directed petitioners to pay $36,333.60 in tuition reimbursement to the Alloway Township Board of Education for that time frame.
News & Speaking Engagements
- This is Going to Cost Money: Chapter 44 and Compensatory EducationMay 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- November 2, 2020
- Delaware Superior Court with the Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr.
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., 2018
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2013
- State of New Jersey, 2019
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2018