Amanda Mortwedt Oh, 2013, United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher for a number of reasons, but I'm so happy that Fletcher chose me! I was specifically looking for schools with an LLM program in the Boston area, and Fletcher really stood out to me from the start because of its international focus. I was completely blown away by Fletcher's admissions web page, accessibility of the admissions staff, and the personalized attention I received - whether it was through e-mails, web chats, or phone calls. I also heard about Fletcher from my International Law professor in law school, and coincidentally, my previous supervisor at the Advocates for Human Rights is a MALD alumnus! Everyone I met who knows about Fletcher spoke highly about it, and I really felt that Fletcher could be a place where I would be able to dig into my interests. Now that I'm here, I continue to be impressed by Fletcher's administrative services and organization, the incredibly interesting course offerings, and the outstanding professors. I can tell you that this is a great place for me and others with global interests.

A quintessential Fletcher scenario: I love that I've been able to meet Fletcher students and professors who know some of the same people I've met or worked with in other countries. Within the first week of getting to know people at Fletcher, I've met people who know my former colleagues in Hawaii, Minnesota, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka! It's a great experience meeting other students who have such diverse upbringings and interests. I can only guess what other surprise connections I'll make at Fletcher over the next year.

Favorite movie:

The King's Speech

Favorite music:


Favorite place you’ve visited:

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Most interesting person you have met at Fletcher:

Former United States Under Secretary of the Air Force

Fletcher alumna you admire:

Jennifer Prestholdt


Fields of Study

  • Humanitarian Studies
  • Pacific Asia

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Law Society
  • Korean Society
  • Human Rights Project
  • Veterans Organization

Education before Fletcher

  • J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Portland State University

Experience before Fletcher

  • International Justice Program Intern, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Judicial Intern for The Honorable Susan Richard Nelson, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Legal Intern at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English