PeopleAmanda Z. Weaver, Ph.D.
Amanda Z. Weaver, Ph.D.

Amanda Z. Weaver, Ph.D.

PeopleAmanda Z. Weaver, Ph.D.

  • Arizona State University (Ph.D., Applied Linguistics)
    • Research focus: Linguistic considerations of the free speech provisions in the U.S. and Russian Constitutions
    • Outstanding Graduate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    • Graduate Excellence Award
  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review
    • Arizona Centennial Public Interest Fellow
    • CALI Awards Indian Gaming Law, Legal Research, Constitutional Law I, Torts
    • ALI CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award 
    • E. Thomas Sullivan Antitrust Award 
    • Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy 
    • Faculty Appointments Committee
  • University of Arizona (M.A., Russian and Slavic Studies)
    • On-site language study, Russian Federation
  • Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (B.A., English; B.A., Russian, summa cum laude)
    • Certificate in Russian and Eastern European Studies
    • National Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • Moeur Award Recipient

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Today, Contributing Editor, Gaming Law
  • American Bar Association, Communications 
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Equine Subcommittee

Equine Law

Appellate and Constitutional Law

First Amendment / Free Speech

Gaming and Tribal Law

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Appellate (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)
  • Pro Bono Award, Snell & Wilmer (2021, 2024)

  • Advisory Board Member, ASU Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies (2024-present)
  • Xavier College Preparatory Alumnae Board (2021-present)
  • Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
  • Racehorse 2 Riding Horse Volunteer

  • Arizona Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk to Hon. Robert M. Brutinel (2017-2018)
  • Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, Rule 38(d) Clinic Student (2017)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2016)
  • Institute for Justice, Summer Clerk (2015), Extern (2016-2017)
  • Goldwater Institute, Ronald Reagan Fellow (2014)
  • Arizona State University, Russian Language Instructor & Faculty Associate (2012-2015)
  • Maricopa County Community College District, English Composition Adjunct Faculty (2012-2014)
  • Horses Help, Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor (2008-2011)

  • Russian

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona