Amy Tannenbaum

Law Student in Stanford, California

Amy Tannenbaum

Law Student in Stanford, California

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Amy is an aspiring social justice attorney. She attended Hamilton College, where she studied comparative literature with a focus on French and performance art. After graduating, Amy worked for four years in D.C. on workplace and education justice at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the National Women’s Law Center. At Stanford Law School, she has volunteered with the Housing Pro Bono and founded the Workers’ Rights Pro Bono. She is the co-founder of the SLS National Lawyers Guild, and is also involved with the Stanford Critical Law Society and a student/faculty committee on race and the curriculum. She spent her 1L summer at the National Employment Law Project in Oakland, CA, working on fair-chance hiring policies for individuals with conviction records , and at Young Workers United. As a 2L, she worked with the Stanford Community Law Clinic and clerked at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. She is currently undertaking an interview-based research project focused on gentrification in Oakland. After graduation, she will clerk in the Central District of California before pursuing a career in racial and economic justice, focusing on the intersection of housing and workers' rights. She is an avid runner and baker, a devotee of Octavia Butler, and firmly believes in arts-based activism and centering community organizers and leaders in social justice movements.