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, 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. Before attending law school, she worked with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, managing a population of federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. She grew up in Columbia and now lives in Pawleys Island with her dog, Roxanne. She enjoys kayaking, drawing, birding, playing the piano, cooking, and reading on the beach.