Amanda L. Scott

Public interest paralegal / Washington, DC

About Me

I am a 2018 Truman Scholar from Alabama and a senior at Georgetown University majoring in government and minoring in history. A first-generation, low-income, non-traditional student from Mobile, Alabama, I earned my GED, graduated summa cum laude from community college, and received a 1789 Scholarship to transfer to Georgetown University. Upon graduation, I plan to go to law school and pursue a career as a public interest attorney specializing in civil rights law.

Public Service
Access to Justice
Civil Rights

Education & Experience

Georgetown University
Candidate for B.A., Major in Government, Minor in History

Concentrations in American Government & History
Honors: Harry S. Truman Scholar, 1789 Scholarship, Dean’s List
Activities: Georgetown Scholarship Program; Center for Social Justice, Teaching and Service; The Hoya

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
Legal Assistant (Pathways Internship)

Helping enforce federal laws protecting the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act and the Civil Rights Acts

Coastal Alabama Community College
A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude

Honors: Paralegal Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, President’s List

Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC
Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs
L.E.A.D. Intern

Helped serve the residents of the District of Columbia under the Muriel Bowser administration


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