Amanda Wetzel

Amanda Wetzel

Penn State

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)


Amanda relocated to her hometown of Philadelphia, PA and is working on litigation and international trade matters as an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. With law degrees from Columbia Law School and Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Amanda previously practiced law in New York and Paris at prominent boutique and international law firms. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked on cases with significant international elements and, in addition to litigation in American courts, she has handled cases before the French Courts, international arbitral tribunals in commercial and investment cases, and the European Court of Human Rights and other international human rights forums. Early in her career, she served as a law clerk for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Amanda is a member of the New York and Pennsylvania bars and practiced law as an active member of the Paris bar from 2014 through 2016.

Amanda is a 2003 Mitchell Scholar. She received a LLM in Human Rights Law from Queen’s University. As a Mitchell Scholar, Amanda interned at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and volunteered with the Forthspring Inter-Community Group, which builds relationships between young people from both sides of the conflict. Amanda obtained her undergraduate degree from Penn State.