Amy Laura Cahn

Former Staff Attorney; Former Director of Garden Justice Legal Initiative

Amy Laura Cahn is a former staff attorney with the Law Center, and its former director of the Garden Justice Legal Initiative.

Ms. Cahn’s involvement with the Law Center began while she was a Law student at the University of Pennsylvania. She produced “Pennhurst: the Road to Civil Rights for people with disabilities,” a documentary on the Pennhurst State School and Hospital and its closing, a landmark case for the Law Center. In her time as a student, she also founded Penn’s Environmental Law Project, which enables students to engage in environmental legal advocacy and policy analysis. Ms. Cahn has worked with Equality Advocated Pennsylvania, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Environmental Justice Project, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Advocates for Environmental Human Rights.