It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Amanda Sherwood (left) as a guest blogger.
Amanda recently received her J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where it was this 'Grrl's privilege to have had her as a student, and where she was an active participant in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the Trial Practice Honors Board. Last summer, Amanda served as an intern at the Center for Justice & Accountability, the San Francisco-based nongovernmental organization of which IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Pamela Merchant is Executive Director. At CJA Amanda contributed to the litigation of Samantar v. Yousuf, then pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. In her guest post below, Amanda discusses the unanimous decision issued by the Court just last week.
After earning her B.A. degree in French from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Amanda worked as an English teacher in France. She reports that while she enjoyed the camembert and baguettes, she decided to return Stateside in order to pursue a career path that would allow her to seek justice for others. To that end, having completed her law studies, Amanda is preparing to take the California bar exam, and looking forward a career in international human rights and/or victim advocacy.