Amy Ihlan is a graduate of Macalester College and Harvard Law School, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She is an assistant professor in the School of Business and Leadership at St. Catherine University, teaching ethics in the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program. Amy served as a City Council Member in Roseville, a suburb of the Twin Cities.

Ms. Ihlan began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney before joining Briol & Associates in June 1998. Her law practice has focused on securities arbitration, minority shareholder and commercial litigation, and advising securities brokers and investment advisers on compliance and regulatory issues. Ms. Ihlan is a qualified neutral mediator and arbitrator, and is very interested in alternative dispute resolution in addition to law and philosophy.

Ms. Ihlan is admitted to practice in Minnesota.


University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1995

Harvard Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1984

Macalester College
B.A., summa cum laude, 1981
Phi Beta Kappa
National Merit Scholar

Academic Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Macalester College, 2002 – present

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Cornell College, 1994 – 2000

Adjunct Professor of Law
William Mitchell College of Law, 1988-1992
Taught Legal Writing and Civil Procedure

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Marianne Short, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1988
Hon. John Steadman, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1986-88

Reported Cases

U.S. ex.rel. Bernard v. Casino Magic Corp., 293 F.3d 419 (8th Cir. 2002)
Muckala v. Muckala, 2002 WL 890471 (Minn. App. 2000)
Berkeley International Co., Ltd. v. Devine, 423 N.W.2d 9 (Iowa 1988)
Joseph H. Edeskuty & Assoc. v. Jacksonville Kraft Paper Co., Inc., 702 F. Supp. 741 (D. Minn. 1988)