Amanda Merkwae Profiled on

Skadden fellow Amanda Merkwae ('16) was featured in a profile on highlighting her background in law and her previous educational career ("Profile in Brief: Amanda Merkwae," Jan. 27). Amanda taught at a middle school in Milwaukee before being admitted to the University of Michigan School of Law, where she has focused her coursework and research on criminal defense, juvenile delinquency and education issues. She'll soon head back to her hometown of Milwaukee to work as a Skadden fellow at Legal Action of Wisconsin. "I'm tremendously excited to represent K-12 public, charter, and voucher school students in suspension and expulsion hearings, and support students facing concurrent delinquency charges for incidents that occur at school," she says.