Amy Laura Sinclair

Amy Laura Sinclair

Managing Editor for AfricanLII.org 

Amy Sinclair is a jurist on a mission to make access to primary legal information in Africa free, comprehensive and meaningful. As Managing Editor of the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), she works with national partner organisations to collect and organise case law, legislation and gazettes in a central free-access database. Amy coordinates teams of postgraduate students to manually index and summarise key judgments, building these into easy-to-use pan-African legal subject guides available at AfricanLII.org. She also works closely with AfricanLII data scientists devising new and exciting methods of legal research and data visualisation using this vast quantity of information. With considerable work experience as a researcher in the courts of Australia and South Africa, Amy is particularly interested in judicial legal research capacitation and communication, working with courts to refresh online legal research skills and implement judgment summary protocols. 

Amy received her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University in 2013, and her Masters in International Law from the University of Cape Town in 2018.