Amanda Shanor

Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on constitutional and administrative law, speech and association, and their intersection with the behavioral sciences.

A graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cornelia T.L. Pillard and the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York. She has a background in constitutional litigation and social movement strategy. With Professor David Cole, she litigated a number of constitutional and national security cases while a Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Center on National Security and the Law. Previously, she served as the U.S. Program Officer at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. She is the co-author of Counterterrorism Law (Foundation Press, 2011), and has authored articles on the First Amendment, constitutional change, and the administrative state.

J.D., Yale Law School, 2009
B.A., Yale College, 2003