Amy Ihan

Amy Ihlan

Attorney, Of Counsel

Amy Ihlan joined Briol & Benson in 1998 and practiced at the firm with a primary focus on representing investors in securities arbitration cases. 

Amy is retired from active law practice and now has a consulting relationship with the firm. She currently teaches philosophy, specializing in ethics, at Macalester College. 


  • University of Minnesota, Department of Philosophy, Ph.D. April 1995.  
    • Areas of Specialization:  Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Political Philosophy
    • Areas of Concentration: Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Law 
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, June 1984.
  • Macalester College, B.A., summa cum laude, June 1981. 
    • Phi Beta Kappa 
    • National Merit Scholar

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota Bar

Academic Appointments

  • 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