Co-Director, The Community Justice Project, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton; J.D., Columbia
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Professor Shanahan is Co-Director of the Community Justice Project and a Visiting Associate Professor. Her scholarly work includes the areas of clinical education, the intersection...Continue Reading
Professor Shanahan is Co-Director of the Community Justice Project and a Visiting Associate Professor. Her scholarly work includes the areas of clinical education, the intersection of civil and criminal law, and access to justice. Her writing includes the articles Adaptive Clinical Teaching: A Model of Intentional Action for Educating New Generations of Law Students (forthcoming 2013), Significant Entanglements: A Framework for the Civil Consequences of Criminal Convictions (2012) and Cultivating Justice for the Working Poor: Clinical Representation of Unemployment Claimants (2011). Professor Shanahan serves as a hearing officer in police misconduct cases for the District of Columbia Office of Police Complaints.
Prior to her arrival at the Law Center, Professor Shanahan was in private practice at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC and Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin in Philadelphia and was a law clerk for Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jane Roth and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Michael Baylson. She previously taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and from 2010-2012 was a fellow in the Community Justice Project.