Amy Shenstone is the Student Director of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights and a Juris Doctor Candidate for 2011 at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Prior to becoming a student at NSU’s Law Center, Amy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario with a concentration in History. After her undergraduate degree, Amy worked for several years in the insurance industry.
In the summer of 2009, Amy interned for Canadian Senator Gerry St. Germain, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. Amy wrote recommendations for the Committee relating to Indian Act electoral reform and also assisted to draft the Recognized First Nations Self-Government Act. During the summer of 2010, Amy worked for the Kenai, Alaska Public Defender's Agency.
Amy has had the privilege to serve as Co-Director of the IACHR's 2010 "Caribbean Homophobia" Symposium, 2010 "Human Trafficking" Symposium, and is the Director of the 2011 "Water as a Human Right Symposium". Furthermore, Amy has facilitated the placement of IACHR staff in several local South Florida organizations such as the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and Florida Capital Resource Center. In addition to her duties with the IACHR, Amy is presently an member of the Stephen Booher Inn of Court, the ILSA Quarterly Student Editorial Board, The Willem C. Vis International Moot Court Arbitration Competition Team and works part-time for a complex commercial litigation firm. After graduation, Amy plans to focus her career on International Criminal Litigation and Native American law.