Amanda Grannis profile picAmanda started working as a law clerk with Tor Ekeland P.C. in 2015. She became an associate with the firm in 2017, after graduating from Fordham Law School.

While in law school, Amanda achieved academic honors as a Paul Fuller Scholar, and won the Peter J. O’Connor Prize for attaining the highest weighted average in Evidence and New York Practice. She also earned the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award for contributing over 700 hours in public service. At Fordham, Amanda was also a member of the Fordham Moot Court team, and helped the team compete in the National Moot Court Competition in 2015. Additionally, she was a member of the Urban Law Journal and helped produce content for the Journal’s website while on its Online Editorial Board.

During law school, Amanda focused her studies on federal litigation and technology law. She was a privacy fellow with the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), where she worked on a project funded by the National Science Foundation that studied how average internet users interpret online privacy policies. Amanda collaborated with Fordham Law faculty on this project, as well as faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford Law School. Amanda had the opportunity to travel with Fordham faculty to the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference in the Washington D.C. area, where the team’s research was presented before an academic audience. Amanda also co-authored the article Disagreeable Privacy Policies, which explored the project’s findings and was published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Amanda also wrote a note that followed up on the team’s research, titled Elements of Effective Privacy Notices, which was published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

Additionally, Amanda garnered practical litigation experience as a law student. She was a legal intern with the Fordham Litigation Clinic in 2015, where worked on both criminal and civil cases that were brought in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She also worked for a state government agency, where she filed complaints, drafted motions to dismiss, and responded to civil rights investigations against the agency. At law school, Amanda concentrated in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, studying areas such as Evidence, New York Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


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