Yale Law School
Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. Candidate at Yale Law School. 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. As a Fellow at Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law, she litigated constitutional and national security cases with 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, she served as the U.S. Program Officer at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights.
Amanda is the co-author of Counterterrorism Law (Foundation Press, 2011), and she has authored articles on the First Amendment, constitutional change, and the administrative state. She has taught courses at Yale Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.