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Amanda Rogers

Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Caritas Clemency Clinic



Amanda Rogers joins the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2022 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to launch and direct the Caritas Clemency Clinic. Amanda and her students will represent incarcerated individuals seeking release from prison. Amanda 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, Amanda supervised and taught law students how to compassionately, zealously, and effectively represent indigent clients facing misdemeanor charges. After the 2-year teaching fellowship, Amanda joined the renowned Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where she served as a supervising attorney and represented indigent clients charged with the most serious crimes, including complex homicides and children charged as adults for felonies. Amanda 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, Amanda also taught trial practice skills at Harvard and Georgetown law schools.

Amanda 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
Phone: 610-519-5229




Courses and Seminars


  • University of California at Berkeley School of Law, JD
  • Georgetown Law School, LLM
  • University of Sheffield, BA (English Literature)