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About Joan M. Shaughnessy

Professor Joan M. Shaughnessy joined Washington and Lee in 1983. She became an emerita member of the faculty in 2023, previously serving as the the Roger D. Groot Professor of Law. Shaughnessy was the recipient of the John W. Elrod Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, 2003-04. Her teaching and research focus on civil procedure, complex litigation, evidence, federal courts, and jurisprudence. She is admitted to practice in New York and Virginia.


Present Roger D. Groot Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

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  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • Jurisprudence

Contact Information

Office: 488 Sydney Lewis Hall
Phone: 540-458-8512
Fax: 540-458-8488


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