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Amanda Shanor

Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., Yale

Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. Candidate in Law at Yale University. Her research focuses on constitutional and administrative law, speech and association, and their intersection...

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Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. Candidate in Law at Yale University. 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, Professor Shanor previously served as a law clerk to Judges Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Judith W. Rogers on the D.C. Circuit and Judge Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York.

She has a background in constitutional litigation and social movement strategy. As a Fellow at Georgetown Law Center’s Center on National Security and the Law, she litigated a number of constitutional and national security cases with Professor David Cole, including Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, a speech and association challenge to the statute barring material support for terrorism heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Arar v. Ashcroft, a Bivens claim concerning rendition and torture. Previously, Professor Shanor served as the U.S. Program Officer at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, where she worked on the implementation of international human rights standards in the United States, particularly with regard to human trafficking and corporate accountability.

She is the co-author of Counterterrorism Law (Foundation Press, 2011), and has authored pieces on the First Amendment and social movements.

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