Amanda Wilmsen

Amanda Wilmsen
Amanda Wilmsen
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Amanda Wilmsen is a Law Clerk in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Pomona College and is currently a 3L at New York University School of Law, where she is a Florence Allen Scholar, awarded to students in the top 10% of the class after four semesters.

At NYU School of Law, Ms. Wilmsen served as a Staff Editor on the Review of Law and Social Change, as a board member of Law Students for Economic Justice and the Public Interest Law Students Association, and as President of the NYU chapter of the Unemployment Action Center, a New York City non-profit organization that provides free representation to individuals who have been denied unemployment insurance. During law school, she has completed internships with Eisner & Dictor, a plaintiff-side labor and employment law firm; the Labor Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office; and the Employment Law Project of the New York Legal Assistant Group. She has also volunteered with Make the Road New York’s wage theft clinics.

Ms. Wilmsen is the recipient of first prize in the 2017-2018 law student writing competition administered by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. Her paper, A Fair Day’s Pay: The Fair Labor Standards Act and Unpaid Internships at Non-Profit Organizations, will be published in a future volume of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, expected May 2019
  • B.A., Pomona College, cum laude

Clinics

  • NYU School of Law: NYS Office of the Attorney General Social Justice Externship

Publications

  • A Fair Day’s Pay: The Fair Labor Standards Act and Unpaid Internships at Non-Profit Organizations, ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law (accepted for publication)

Bar Admissions*

  • *Not admitted to practice in any jurisdiction.
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