Emily Gould


Law Reform Consultant Supreme Court of Rwanda Emily Gould is faculty for Global Restorative Justice, a new online offering at Vermont Law School that focuses on the country on Rwanda and how it employed restorative justice to recovery from the genocide of 1994. Professor Gould serves as a law reform consultant to the Supreme Court of Rwanda on the issue of integrating pre-filing interest-based processes in both civil and criminal procedure. Funded by the JAMS foundation, this consultancy additionally focuses on creating trauma informed justice procedures. She is a co-founder of African Peace Partners, a U.S. non-profit that supports community mediation in Rwanda. In her legal career, Gould served as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, MA, Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Vermont Office of the Attorney General, and General Counsel to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Over the last 15 years, she has mediated a wide range of disputes across many sectors including; commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations, employment, agriculture, education, family and public policy. She serves as an assistant panel member of the Vermont Board of Professional Responsibility, is a past section chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution, chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Vermont Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. As a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International, Gould authored The Empathy Debate: The role of Empathy in Law, Mediation, and the New Professionalism in the Vermont Bar Journal (Fall, 2010). Gould graduated from Barnard College and Northeastern University Law School. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.