Amy Pedagno

Amy's PictureAmy graduated from St. John’s University in 2009 with a degree in Government and Politics. While at St. John’s, Amy was active in the pro-life movement as a member and leader of the campus Students for Life group. She volunteered in the NYC community with a multitude of organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brooklyn and Queens, Habitat for Humanity, Jamaica Hospital, and Midnight Runs. She was blessed with the opportunity to do volunteer work in New Orleans and Panama, as well as to spend a semester in Rome, Italy, studying international relations. She is a member of the President’s and Skull & Circle Societies.

In 2012, Amy graduated first in her class from Ave Maria School of Law. While in law school, she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Ave Maria Law Review and clerked for the Hon. Sheri Polster Chappell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Passionate about child advocacy and immigration issues, Amy was able to put her legal skills to good use as a Guardian ad Litem for children in foster care and as an advanced clinical student in the Asylum and Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Amy sat for the Virginia Bar in July 2012, and is currently awaiting results.

Amy’s published work includes “Who are the Parents? In Loco Parentis, Parens Patriae, and Abortion Decision-Making for Pregnant Girls in Foster Care.” 10 Ave Maria L. Rev. 171.