Amy Sweasy ’95


  • University of Minnesota, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota, J.D.

Amy Sweasy is a 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a 1990 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. She was a prosecutor in the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for 28 years, most recently serving as a Principal Attorney leading the office's Complex Prosecution Unit which handled legally and/or factually complicated felony prosecutions and targeted prosecution resources to crimes requiring specialized expertise and significant attention. She has tried over 100 felony jury trials from theft to first-degree murder and has specialized in elder abuse, child abuse, violent crime, and police use-of-force cases. She has taught Trial Practice at area law schools for 15 years, and since 2020 at the U of M. She currently teaches Evidence, Evidence Drafting, and Trial Practice at the Law School, and also teaches an undergraduate Honors Seminar titled Understanding Police Use of Force.

Trial Practice


Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

Criminal Procedure: Investigation

Professional Responsibility - Criminal Law Ethics

Courtroom Evidence Practice