The Roger D. Groot Professorship Joan M. Shaughnessy
The Roger D. Groot Professorship of Law is a newly established chair created by the generosity and cumulative effort of almost 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Law School to honor Professor Roger D. Groot, who died in 2005. Professor Groot taught Criminal Law and Procedure and Property to thousands of students during his 32 years at the School and was a much beloved and respected member of the faculty. He embodied fully the personal and institutional values that distinguish W&L and the legal education W&L Law students receive.
Inaugural Roger D. Groot Professor of Law
Joan M. Shaughnessy, Professor of Law
J.D. University of Chicago
B.A. State University of New York, Binghamton