Amanda Rice's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and difficult legal questions.
Amanda has particular experience in the U.S. Supreme Court, which, just last Term, appointed her to brief and argue an important Fourth Amendment question in Lange v. California. Amanda has played a primary role in drafting several other Supreme Court merits briefs, four successful petitions for certiorari, and many significant amicus briefs. She has also drafted dozens of briefs filed in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and various trial courts across the country. Amanda has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court; the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Amanda's practice covers a broad range of substantive areas, including constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative procedure, arbitration issues, intellectual property, and class actions. She maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on civil rights, immigration, and gun control.
Before joining Jones Day, Amanda served as a judicial clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, clerking first for Judge James E. Boasberg on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then for Judge David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and finally for Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Amanda has taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School and firearms law at Wayne State Law School.
- Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 2011; Harvard Law Review; Winning Team, Ames Moot Court Competition); Tulane University (B.A. magna cum laude 2007)
- Michigan; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
- Law360 "Rising Star, Appellate" (2021)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court (October Term 2014); Judge David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2012-2013); and Judge James E. Boasberg, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2011-2012)