Joined the faculty in 2011
Teaching & Research Interests: Legal Research and Writing, and Environmental Issues in Real Estate
Professor Shaw teaches legal writing to first-year law students in Cumberland School of Law’s Lawyering and Legal Reasoning program.
Professor Shaw received her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Cumberland School of Law, graduating with honors. As a Cumberland student, Professor Shaw served as the Managing Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and published two articles in the journal including:
- A Dirty Job: How Identifying Hazardous Substance Releases Under “All Appropriate Inquiry” Creates Liability for Environmental Professionals, 40 Cumb. L. Rev. 555 (2010).
- Constitutional Law—Freedom of Speech—Federal Ban on Pandering of Child Pornography Does Not Infringe Upon First Amendment Rights, United States v. Williams, 128 S. Ct. 1830 (2008), 39 Cumb. L. Rev. 581 (2009).
Upon graduation, Professor Shaw formed Shaw Legal Research, LLC – an organization providing legal research and brief writing services to law firms and solo practitioners. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar.
The law is Professor Shaw’s second career. Prior to attending law school, Professor Shaw received her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University in Geology. Professor Shaw worked as an environmental consultant at Jim Stidham & Associates, Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida for nearly seven years where she performed environmental assessments for real estate transactions and petroleum contamination assessments.
Degrees and Certifications
- J.D., With Honors, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, 2010
- B.A., Geology, Florida State University