Associate Professor of Law
J.D., with honors, Capital University Law School, 1999
B.A., with honors, Ohio University, 1996
Professor Sheppard’s scholarship focuses on improving legal discourse in a variety of media, including appellate briefs, trial motions and memoranda, and judicial opinions.
She teaches courses in Legal Writing and administers Mercer’s Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting Certificate Program. Professor Sheppard also coordinates judicial externships and teaches a section of the Judicial Field Placement course. She has also taught a course in poverty law. Prior to joining the Mercer Law faculty, Professor Sheppard taught as a visiting professor at West Virginia University Law School and as an assistant professor of law at Appalachian School of Law. Before entering academia, she clerked for the Honorable Norah McCann King of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Professor Sheppard graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School, where she was executive articles editor for the Capital University Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow for Legal Writing, and a teaching assistant in Legal Writing and Research.