Amy Armstrong


Amy Armstrong


Executive Director

Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel, started working for SCELP in September 2002, after receiving a competitive two-year fellowship from Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association of Public Interest Law. Once her fellowship ended, she become a staff attorney at SCELP, a position she held for over eight years until the untimely death of SCELP's founder, Jimmy Chandler. Amy graduated from University of South Carolina in May of 2002, with a Juris Doctor and Master's in Earth and Environmental Resource Management. She is a Liberty Fellow and also served as a municipal court judge for the City of Georgetown. Amy received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1992.

More about Amy

  • Previously worked with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, managing a population of federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
  • Was inspired to work for SCELP due to her deep physical and emotional connection to nature
  • Loves kayaking, drawing, birding, playing the piano and reading on the beach
  • She's a great chef and has a hidden talent for cooking Indian food
  • Her heart is happiest with a canine companion - she lost her beloved Roxanne in 2022 and now has a rescued mastiff named Maya


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