Amanda Grill, ’17
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California

Amanda Grill’s legal education was more than coursework in the classroom; it included experiences beyond that prepared her well for life as a public interest lawyer.

She spent two years as a student-attorney for the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, and helped coordinate the Criminalization of Poverty Symposium after joining the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.

As the capstone to her law school experience, Amanda took one of the first Problem Solving Initiative courses, working with other aspiring professionals to combat human trafficking within the U.S. child welfare system.

 

Amanda Grill’s legal education was more than coursework in the classroom; it included experiences beyond that prepared her well for life as a public interest lawyer.

 

“I built upon this foundation at the National Center for Youth Law (NYCL), where I worked to ensure that the systems intended to support marginalized youth—including education, child welfare, juvenile justice, health, and immigration—did so effectively and in a coordinated manner,” says Amanda, who is currently serving as a Judicial Law Fellow to The Hon. Joseph C. Spero of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “I am proud to be the inaugural Quraishi Youth Law Fellow and considered the opportunity to be a showing of the Law School’s support and enthusiasm for my work. My time at NYCL was a key experience that helped launch my career, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous memorial tribute to Fiza Quraishi by family, friends, and Michigan Law classmates."