Amy Godshall joined the ACLU of Florida in September 2023 as a legal fellow focusing on immigrants’ rights. Her fellowship is specifically focused on addressing issues in immigration detention that disproportionately affect women of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Amy received her JD from Cornell Law School, where she focused her work on the intersection of gender justice and immigration law. Throughout law school, she worked on several gender-related asylum and refugee cases through Cornell’s 1L Immigration Law and Advocacy Clinic, the Gender Justice Clinic, the Afghanistan Assistance Clinic, and the Transnational Disputes Clinic. She also worked on a variety of humanitarian immigration cases through internships with African Services Committee and Catholic Charities’ Immigration Program, as well as a student-led initiative to assist Afghans in applying for humanitarian parole.
Prior to law school, Amy received her bachelor’s in social work from Southeastern University. She subsequently worked for a development NGO in Burkina Faso for three years where she supported Burkinabe organizations that provided education to vulnerable youth.