Amanda graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. in
biomedical engineering. At Vanderbilt she served in leadership positions for
the Honor Council, was a head resident advisor, and was active in Alpha Chi
Omega sorority. Before attending William & Mary, Amanda worked as a patent
examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was admitted to
the Patent Bar. At William & Mary Amanda was a member of the William and Mary Law Review, was awarded
honors in Legal Skills I and II and won first place in the Kaufman &
Canoles writing competition. She was an active leader in the Student
Intellectual Property Society. Amanda spent summer 2007 at Baker &
McKenzie, and summer 2008 at Ropes & Gray, both in Washington, DC. She spent
fall 2008 studying in Madrid as an exchange student at the Instituto de
Empresa. She joined the firm of Ropes & Gray after graduation.
Her Own Words
"The opportunity to study in Spain for a semester was incredibly exciting, and studying law in an international environment provided me with a range of experiences and skills that I could not have achieved otherwise. William & Mary's help in finding this opportunity was invaluable, and made the experience possible.
"William & Mary offers a range of intellectual property courses, from an overview IP survey course, to more substantive patent, trademark, and copyright classes. I took the patent and trademark courses, and was very impressed with both!"