Amanda Walsh, Esq. joined the VRLC in September 2011 as a Staff Attorney. She has since moved onto to another opportunity. She has developed a specific expertise in Title IX and the representation of high school and college students who have been victims of sexual assault. She also provides trainings nationally to colleges and universities on issues related to campus sexual violence, as well as being a Resource Team member and trainer for the OVW Campus Program Training and Technical Assistance Institute. In addition to Title IX, Amanda represents clients seeking disability accommodations within the education setting and special education benefits under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). In August, Amanda was invited by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to lend her expertise on the unique issues facing K-12 sexual assault victims and their remedies under Title IX and IDEA. She continues to consult with the Task Force on these issues. Amanda also represents clients in a wide range of other legal areas including safety, privacy, and employment. She trains attorneys and advocates statewide in Massachusetts and mentors VRLC’s pro bono attorney panel, the Rape Survivors’ Law Project. In 2012, Amanda was recognized for her work in public interest and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award – Gold Level for her sustained commitment. Prior to coming to the VRLC, Amanda worked in the area of civil rights litigation, specifically Section 1983 claims. Amanda is a graduate of Northeastern University and Roger Williams University School of Law.