Amanda Wall is the Assistant Legal Adviser for Management in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she supervises the Department’s legal work on diplomatic security, operational, and other matters. From 2021-2023, she was detailed to the National Security Council staff, where she served first as Deputy Legal Advisor and then as Acting Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights. Previously, she served as an attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2012-2021. During that time, hshe advised on international humanitarian law, war crimes and accountability, and international law governing use of military force; and international human rights law, in particular the UN Convention Against Torture, human rights related to privacy, and human rights in the context of countering terrorism, countering violent extremism, and armed conflict. From 2017-2018, she was the Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, which included advising on a broad range of international law issues in policy, domestic litigation, and international fora. She has represented the United States as a member of U.S. Delegations to the UN Human Rights Council; the UN General Assembly Third Committee; the UN Committee Against Torture; the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, including its Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems; the International Court of Justice; and the Pan-American Health Organization. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, where she teaches International Law and Use of Force. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was on the editorial board of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, and where she has also served as a National Security Crisis Law Fellow. The views expressed are her own views and not necessarily those of the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Government.