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Amy E. Day

Amy E. Day

Legal Writing Professor

(619) 525-1453


Amy Day joined the faculty at California Western in Fall 2018. Prior to joining California Western, Amy was a member of the faculty at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught Legal Writing, Family Law, Evidence, and Deposition Practice. Amy has taught International Children’s Rights at Zhejiang University’s Guanghua College of Law in Hangzhou, China, and at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, in Galway, Ireland. A military spouse, Amy has been active in issues concerning the law school military and military spouse population; she organized the 2014 Women and the Law Conference at Thomas Jefferson on the subject of women and the military.

Before teaching, Amy was a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, LLP in Washington, D.C. She worked on many False Claims Act cases, with an emphasis on the defense of suits brought by qui tam relators. Amy’s pro bono work focused on domestic relations matters, including divorce representation, child custody and sexual abuse issues. Amy worked for more than a year as lead attorney on a complex, highly contested pro bono child custody matter involving issues of child sexual abuse, drug use, gang violence, and domestic violence. Amy is also a musician and writer who is currently developing a musical set during Ireland’s Great Famine.

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center (2006)
  • BS, Journalism, Boston University College of Communication, cum laude (2003)
  • BA, Political Science, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Skills I and II

Presentations and Conferences

  • October 2014: Military Spouse JD Network, conference facilitator and panelist
  • June 2014: Conference presenter at the Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute. Presented on use of scaffolding for structuring analysis using case-based reasoning.
  • February 2014: Organized Thomas Jefferson School of Law Women and the Law Conference on Women and the Military
  • August 2013: “Collaboration between Legal Writing and Academic Success Programs to Enhance Student Learning,” at the Western States Regional Legal Writing Conference at Whitter Law School, with Karen M. Harkins