Amy Vatner

Amy Vatner

New Haven, Connecticut

Amy Vatner heads up the education law practice. For the past decade, Amy has worked across Connecticut, representing children with disabilities and helping them to obtain appropriate services and accommodations in schools. Amy also represents private and charter schools in compliance matters. She is a regular speaker at conferences on disability and education law.

Amy maintains a position as clinical instructor at the Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Northwestern University School of Law.

Amy clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She has been a Supervising Attorney of the Yale Law School Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic and served on the Steering Committee of Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Connecticut, 2007


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts cum laude

Published Works

  • Ronald J. Allen and Amy Shavell (Vatner), Further Reflections on the Guillotine, 95 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 625 (2005)
  • Richard A. Leo, Steven A. Drizin, Peter J. Neufeld, Bradley R. Hall, and Amy Vatner, Bringing Reliability Back In: False Confessions and Legal Safeguards in the Twenty-First Century, 2006 Wis. L. Rev. 479

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Clinical instructor, Yale Child Study Center, Developmental Disabilities Clinic
  • Certified Mediator