Director of the Caritas Clemency Clinic
Amanda Rogers is the director of the Caritas Clemency Clinic at Villanova Law. In the Spring of 2023, Rogers and her students began representing incarcerated individuals seeking release from prison. The clinic represents individuals in federal district courts across the country, including Alabama, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas.
Rogers has extensive experience in criminal litigation and clinical teaching. She began her criminal defense career with Georgetown Law’s Prettyman Fellowship where she represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies. As part of the Prettyman fellowship, Rogers supervised and taught law students how to compassionately, zealously and effectively represent indigent clients facing misdemeanor charges.
After the 2-year teaching fellowship, Rogers joined the renowned Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia as a supervising attorney. She represented indigent clients charged with serious crimes, including complex homicides and children charged as adults for felonies. She also served on PDS’ nationally recognized forensic practice group, which trained and supervised lawyers involved in forensic science litigation. While serving as a public defender, Rogers taught trial practice skills at Georgetown Law and participated in Harvard Law’s winter trial advocacy workshop.
Rogers holds a JD from Berkeley Law, an LLM from Georgetown Law School and a BA in English Literature from the University of Sheffield, England.
Office: Rm 231, John F. Scarpa Hall
Courses and Seminars
- Caritas Clemency Clinic
- University of California at Berkeley School of Law, JD
- Georgetown Law School, LLM
- University of Sheffield, BA (English Literature)