Shawn teaches Advocacy Skills, Cybercrime, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. Prior to entering academia, Shawn spent close to ten years in the criminal justice system as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. She enjoys weaving lawyering practice skills into doctrinal courses. As a Mosaic Fellow, she hopes to use technology to integrate active learning principles into the law school curriculum.

Shawn's current research

Shawn's research project seeks to determine whether law schools can improve student learning outcomes in the first- year law curriculum by using team-based learning practices. More specifically, Shawn exploring whether, by giving students the opportunity to work in small groups, in a collaborative learning space, while employing application exercises, law schools can boost students' ability to apply the law in practice.