University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Amanda Shanoris an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where she writes about U.S. constitutional law with an emphasis on the freedom of speech. Shanor’s research explores the changing meaning of the First Amendment and the forces that affect it; democratic theory and illiberalism; and the intersection of constitutional law, economic life, and equality. Prior to joining the academy, Shanor was a practicing lawyer in the National Legal Department of the ACLU, where she worked on the organization’s Supreme Court litigation, including Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case involving a bakery that declined to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple. Shanor has work published or forthcoming in the New York University Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, and the Wisconsin Law Review, among others, and she is the co-author of a textbook on counterterrorism law. Shanor teaches first-year constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and has also taught at Yale and Georgetown law schools. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, and a Ph.D. candidate in law at Yale University. Shanor served as a law clerk to Judges Cornelia Pillard and Judith Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Robert Sweet in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.