Joan Shaughnessy Roger D. Groot Professor of Law

Joan Shaughnessy

Sydney Lewis Hall 488

Admitted to practice in New York, 1980, and Virginia, 1988; associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, New York City, 1978-83; Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 1983-89; Associate Professor of Law, 1989-94; Professor of Law, 1994-96; Associate Dean and Professor of Law, 1996-99; Professor of Law, 1999-; John W. Elrod Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, 2003-04.


B.A. 1975, State University of New York at Binghamton; J.D. with honors, 1978, University of Chicago; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review.


Civil Procedure; Complex Litigation; Evidence; Federal Courts; Jurisprudence.