Amanda J. Byrd

Amanda Byrd is an articling student at Falconers LLP. She completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School in June of 2019 and will be called to the bar in 2020. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. She had the honour of presenting an abbreviated version of her Master’s thesis, “The Role of Music and Music Education in Genocide: Three Case Studies” at the 30th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at the University of Pennsylvania at Millersville in 2010.

As a law student, Amanda co-founded and served as President of the Osgoode Aerospace Law Society and participated in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot in Washington, D.C. in March of 2019. Amanda’s previous mooting experience at the Oxford Price Media Law Moot in 2018 saw her team reach the quarter-finals at the international round in Oxford, UK.

Amanda is the recipient of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Wendy Babcock Social Justice Award, and was the recipient in her first year of the Richard Bogoroch and Associates Entrance Award.

Amanda is a big fan of paper ephemera, history, existential philosophy, space, and reading. She is also an avid collector of 78rpm records.

Publications

“Smile, Girl, You’re in Court” (1 June, 2018) CBC.