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.