Amanda J. Shaw

Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation

B.A., Florida State University
J.D., University of Georgia

Biographical Information: 

Amanda Shaw joined the Dean Rusk International Law Center in summer 2018, where she serves as Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation. Her portfolio includes administration of: Global Externships Overseas and At-Home; the Global Governance Summer School, a four-decades-old summer study abroad offering; and other academic and research initiatives.

Prior to joining the Center, Shaw worked in grants administration for the University of Georgia. First serving as a grants specialist for UGA’s Office of Research, she later moved to the School of Law’s Office of Grants and Awards where she managed all sponsored project proposals and awards. Previously, Shaw worked for KONE Elevators and Escalators in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw new construction projects.

Shaw earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Georgia. While in law school, she participated in a Global Externship Overseas at the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ Department of Antiquities, during which time she researched international practices and presented proposals for the export and trade of Cambodian cultural property. She also interned at the Athens-Clarke County Attorney’s Office, and was an active member of the Business Negotiations Team at Georgia Law, winning accolades as both a regional and national finalist during the 2012-2013 ABA Law Student Division’s Negotiation Competition.

Shaw earned her bachelor’s degree in art history at Florida State University, where she focused on Asian arts, and participated in the Avant-Garde Art in Paris summer program. Before entering law school, she spent five years working as a high school English teacher in Japan, where she developed curricula emphasizing cross-cultural exchange and ran training programs designed to help non-native Japanese teachers adapt to living and teaching there. While in Japan, Shaw studied Japanese law and policy at Meiji University’s Law in Japan program in Tokyo.