Amanda Shanor

Amanda Shanor
  • Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    666 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Overview

Amanda Shanor is an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where her scholarship focuses on constitutional law, and particularly the intersection of the First Amendment and economic life.

Prior to joining the academy, Professor Shanor worked in the National Legal Department of the American Civil Liberties Union on the organization’s Supreme Court litigation, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. She was previously a fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Center on National Security & the Law, where she litigated constitutional and national security cases, including Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder.

Professor Shanor has taught courses at Yale Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and has published in the New York University Law Review, the Harvard Law Review Forum, and the Yale Law Journal Forum, among others. She is a regular contributor to the legal blog Take Care and the co-author of a textbook on counterterrorism law.

Professor Shanor served as a law clerk to Judges Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Judith W. Rogers on the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, and a PhD candidate in law at Yale University.

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • LAW 501 - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

  • LGST101 - LAW AND SOCIAL VALUES

    This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business in the context of social values. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An in-depth examination of contract law is included.

  • LGST221 - CONST LAW & FREE ENTERPR

    The course explores the fundamentals of U.S. constitutional doctrine and adjudication, with an emphasis on commercial and business issues and implications of constitutional law. The course starts by considering the Constitution and the structure and relationship of the governmental entities it establishes and upon which it depends. Special attention is given to the role of the federal courts, especially the Supreme Court, in interpreting and applying constitutional principles. From this foundation, the course moves on to examine in detail the major economic and business implications of constitutional law in different eras of the nation's history. A core theme is how historical events and changing notions of public policy have affected and been affected by the evolution of constitutional doctrine.

Knowledge@Wharton

The High Cost of Returns: Should Retailers Rethink Their Policies?

Easy returns are great for shoppers, but they are becoming a bigger financial liability for stores. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Tom Robertson explains why it’s time for retailers to rethink their liberal return policies.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/08/10
Why CLOs Will Not Cause the Next Financial Crisis

Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) are increasingly viewed as a major threat to the U.S. financial system. However, “the recent hysteria around CLOs is misplaced,” write Wharton’s Michael R. Roberts and Michael Schwert.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/08/10
Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perils of Overconfidence

Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with Don Moore from the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book, ‘Perfectly Confident,’ and what happens when our confidence level doesn’t match up with reality.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2020/08/10