Amanda Byrd is a J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education (High Honours) from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her Masters thesis, entitled “The Role of Music and Music Education in Genocide: Three Case Studies” was presented in 2010 at the 30th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at the University of Pennsylvania (Millersville).
Amanda was an oralist at the Oxford Price Media Law Moot in 2018, and competed in the quarter finals in the international round. She is a founding member and incoming President of the Osgoode Aerospace Law Society and is a member of the Osgoode First Generation Network, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, and Women in International Security Canada. She is a former section editor of and writer for Obiter Dicta, Osgoode’s student newspaper.
In 2016, Amanda was the recipient of the prestigious Bogoroch and Associates Entrance Award for first year students at Osgoode Hall Law School. Amanda also had the honour of participating in Anishinaabe Law Camp in September of 2016 at Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation