Amy Bergquist is a Staff Attorney in the International Justice Program. Prior to joining The Advocates, Amy clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable John R. Tunheim, District Judge of the District of Minnesota. Amy also worked as an Associate at the law firm of Faegre & Benson, LLP in Minneapolis.
Amy received her law degree summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007 and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in Political Science. She is admitted to practice before Minnesota state and federal courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Amy is a member of the Minnesota Judicial Branch's Committee for Equality and Justice, where she co-chairs the Access to Justice Subcommittee. Before attending law school, Amy worked for eleven years at Minneapolis South High School, where she taught social studies and Russian and coached debate and speech.
"Look at the details of Eric Ohena Lembembe's life and you will understand why he died," The Advocates Post, Sept. 23, 2013
Letter from Liberia, The Advocates Post, Feb. 13, 2013.
Voter ID: Like Pulling on a Thread, Commentary, Star Tribune, Oct. 25, 2012.
Voter Restriction: More Than Meets the Eye, The Advocates Post, Aug. 31, 2012.
This Man Shouldn’t Get the Last Word on Gay Marriage, Commentary, Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2012.
Jennifer Prestholdt & Amy Bergquist, Justice Delayed May Be Justice Denied for Minnesota Cambodians, MinnPost, Mar. 27, 2012.
James A. O’Neal & Amy Bergquist, Minnesota chapter of A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions (Marcy Hogan Greer, ed. 2010).
Lisa Stratton & Amy Bergquist, The Contours of National Origin Discrimination Under Federal Law, in National Employment Lawyers Association 18th Annual Convention Manual (June 2007).
David Weissbrodt & Amy Bergquist, Methods of the War on Terror, 16 Minnesota Journal of International Law 371 (2007).
David Weissbrodt & Amy Bergquist, Extraordinary Rendition and the Humanitarian Law of War and Occupation, 47 Virginia Journal of International Law 295 (2007).
David Weissbrodt & Amy Bergquist, Extraordinary Rendition and the Torture Convention, 46 Virginia Journal of International Law 585 (2006).
David Weissbrodt & Amy Bergquist, Extraordinary Rendition: A Human Rights Analysis, 19 Harvard Human Rights Journal 123 (2006).
Note, Pharmacist Refusals: Dispensing (With) Religious Accommodation Under Title VII, 90 Minnesota Law Review 1073 (2006).
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