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Ann Davis Shields

Professor of Practice, Director of Legal Practice and Pretrial Practice & Settlement Programs

Professor of Practice Ann Davis Shields specializes in legal writing and analysis; negotiation and mediation; pretrial practice; appellate advocacy; and civil rights and employment law. She regularly presents on issues related to legal writing, analysis, and practice skills at national conferences. Professor Shields is a certified Neutral for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. A member of the Missouri Bar, Professor Shields maintains a small private practice as a mediator specializing in employment and civil rights cases.

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  • Education
    • A.B., Washington University, 1985
    • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1993
  • Courses
    • Legal Practice I: Objective Analysis and Reasoning
    • Legal Practice II: Advocacy
    • Negotiation
    • Pretrial Practice and Procedure
  • Areas of Expertise
    • Legal writing, analysis, and practice
    • Negotiation and mediation
    • Pretrial practice
    • Appellate advocacy
    • Civil rights and employment law
  • Honors and Awards
    • David M. Becker Professor of the Year, 2018
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Women’s Justice Award for Legal Scholars, 2012
    • Washington University Law’s International Women’s Day Award, 2003
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