Amy M. Ortega

Amy M. Ortega

Law Clerk

Law clerk Amy Ortega supports firm attorneys and paralegals in a wide range of case activities, from research to drafting documents and pleadings for complex litigation discoveries and trials.

Amy attends The University of Minnesota School of Law, where she expects to earn her Juris Doctor in May 2023. She currently serves as the lead research assistant for the Twin Cities Housing Justice Research Collective, where she is tasked with researching and analyzing data relevant to  legislative action regarding local and state government response to crises faced by unhoused community members.

Amy’s commitment to social justice issues includes work for the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and serving as a regional director for The Borgen Project, where she managed and implemented fundraising and informational campaigns aimed at poverty-reducing legislation.

Amy thrives on the fast-paced nature of litigation and is comfortable taking ownership of multiple assignments with competing deadlines in high-stakes cases.

As a first-generation Honduran American university and law student, Amy is passionate about increasing the representation of women of color in the law, and runs a law school-themed Instagram ( to share her experiences with future law students.  Amy loves traveling and learning languages – she is fluent in Spanish,  proficient in Italian, and is currently studying French. 


  • Executive Board, Women of Color Collective, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Teaching Assistant/ Research Assistant, “Law, Business, and Human Rights”, University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • UMN Law’s Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA)


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor anticipated May 2023 
  • New York University,  B.A., Global Liberal Studies, Minor: Global Public Health; magna cum laude, May 2019. Dean’s List 2015- 2019, University Honors Scholar