- Special education law
- Education law
- Federal civil rights law
Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2011, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2014 and obtained a certificate in Children’s Rights Law.
While at Whittier Law School, Amanda was a fellow in the Center for Children’s Rights Fellowship program. She received the Center for Children’s Rights Outstanding Fellow Award. She also participated in Whittier’s pro bono Special Education Legal Clinic. Amanda also served as Solicitations Editor for the Whittier Journal for Child and Family Advocacy.
Amanda’s passion for Special Education Law stems from her personal experience. She has two siblings with special needs who have had to navigate the special education system.
Beginning shortly after high school and while in college, Amanda worked as a habilitation provider for children with disabilities. Through that experience, she learned the struggles her siblings faced were all too common and quite pervasive. This realization became the touchstone for her decision to pursue a career as a Special Education and Disability Rights attorney.
Amanda is admitted to practice law in California and Arizona.
Publications and Presentations:
Students With Disabilities Bullied By Their Teachers: Current Laws, Barriers, and Proposed Solutions, 13 WHITTIER J. CHILD & FAM ADVOC. 159 (2014).
Learning or Hurting? Students with Disabilities Being Improperly Disciplined: Current Laws and Policies, Barriers, and Proposed Solutions, 15 ETHICAL HUM. PSYCHOL. & PSYCHIATRY 199 (2013).
Presenter, Poster Session, “Students with Disabilities Bullied by their Teachers: Current Laws, Barriers & Proposed Solutions,” Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 2014.