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About Amanda Frost

Amanda Frost writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts and jurisdiction, immigration law, and judicial ethics. Her articles have appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. Her non-academic writing has been published in The Atlantic, Slate, the National Law Journal, the New York Times, and the L.A. Times, and she authors the “Academic round-up” column for SCOTUSblog. Before entering academia, Professor Frost clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and spent five years as a staff attorney at Public Citizen, where she litigated cases at all levels of the federal judicial system. She has also worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, served as a supervising attorney in the Immigrant Justice Clinic, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar studying transparency reform in the European Union. 

Professor Frost is an affiliated researcher at Oxford University’s Border Criminologies, an Academic Fellow at the Pound Civil Justice Institute and a member of the National Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board. Professor Frost has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, Université Paris X Nanterre, and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

In 2015, Professor Frost won American University Washington College of Law’s Excellence in Teaching Award.


Present Faculty Member, American University Washington College of Law
Present Director, American University Washington College of Law S.J.D. Program

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American University Washington College of Law (2015)


A.B., Harvard College
J.D., Harvard Law School

Contact Information

American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Room Y228
Washington, D.C. 20016


Articles (14)

Blog Posts (1)

Book Review (2)

Faculty Colloquia (1)

Recent Works (1)

Research Works (2)