B.A. University of South Florida, 2009
J.D. Savannah Law School, summa cum laude, 2015
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2021
I joined WMU-Cooley’s Tampa campus in 2019. Since then, I have taught Introduction to Law, Drafting, and various skills labs spanning the 1L curriculum. My focus is on helping students succeed during law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. I help students become self-regulated learners so they can apply the skills they learned in law school to other aspects of their career.
Inclusivity and wellness are two passions of mine. As I continue to grow in these areas, I serve as the Vice-Chair of the WMU-Cooley Wellness Steering Committee and I am a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum Taskforce.
During law school, I was in the inaugural class of Savannah Law School where I participated on the Moot Court Honors Board and held the positions of Notes Editor and Managing Editor of the Savannah Law Review. I was a member of various other student organizations such as BLSA and Outlaws and Allies. I also founded a fitness club to help encourage my colleagues to maintain balance outside of law school. I graduated as the inaugural valedictorian.
I am barred in California, and before coming to Cooley, I practiced consumer and commercial debt defense and construction defect defense. Currently, I still dabble in community association law with Richardson|Ober|DeNichilo LLP out of Pasadena, California.
Finally, I have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. My research focuses on gendered stigma in the legal profession, identity theory, and critical feminist theories.
- Amanda M. Fisher, New Beginnings: A Feminist Evaluation of the Modern Legal Profession, 19 Rutgers J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 164 (2021).
- Matthew Smith-Marin & Amanda M. Fisher, Asynchronous Teaching Methodologies: Pandemic Reflections and Best Practices, The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section Academic Support, Summer/Fall 2021, at 11.
- Amanda M. Fisher & Matthew Marin, Leading with Compassion: Reflections on Post-COVID-19 Legal Education, The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section Academic Support, Winter/ Spring 2021, at 14.
- Amanda M. Fisher, Convergent Roles: How The Pandemic Has Caused An Identity Crisis For Mothers, Above the Law (Mar. 11, 2021).
- Amanda M. Fisher, Progress In The Time Of COVID-19: Reconsidering Gender Equity In The Legal Profession, Above the Law (Oct. 1, 2020).
- Amanda M. Fisher, Episode 21: How Mothers Esquire is Changing The Conversation for Women in Law, The Pumpspot (Sept. 29, 2020).