Amanda K. Packel
As the Executive Director, Amanda K. Packel coordinates all aspects of the Center on the Legal Profession’s activities, including developing the direction and goals for the Center and overseeing operations, publications, programs, research, and other inter-disciplinary projects. Amanda conducts research and writes on topics such as changes in the legal profession, diversity, and ethics in nonprofits. She recently co-authored a text specifically designed for teaching leadership in law schools (Deborah L. Rhode & Amanda K. Packel, Leadership: Law, Policy, and Management (Aspen, 2011)). Amanda joined Stanford Law School in 2008 after practicing white collar criminal defense and conducting corporate investigations as an associate at Covington & Burling and at Orrick. She has also worked in a research capacity at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Northern California and in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Amanda received her B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 2001, where she was an Articles Editor of the California Law Review. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.