Amy Lauricella

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Amy Lauricella
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Staff Attorney
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Global Rights for Women
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Amy Lauricella is a Staff Attorney at Global Rights for Women. Amy has experience in advocacy and legal representation for victims of violence both internationally and locally.

In addition to her practice as a labor and employment attorney, she worked with the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic to represent victims of gender-based violence in Cook County, Illinois.  With DVLC’s assistance, Amy developed a clinical program for others at her firm to do similar work.

Amy was the Editor-in-Chief of the Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights. She published a journal comment focusing on the importance of tribunals in the aftermath of gender-based atrocities but was critical of the Special Court for Sierra Leone for not doing enough to prosecute crimes against women in the form of forced marriage, a crime distinct from purely sexual offenses. An Evolutionary Analysis of Gender-Based War Crimes and the Continued Tolerance of “Forced Marriage”, 7 Nw. J. Int’l Hum. Rts. 1 (2009). Amy also worked with victims of domestic violence as a volunteer for Tubman Family Alliance.

Amy graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After receiving her law degree cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, she was an associate at the law firm Drinker, Biddle & Reath.

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