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Shannon Joyce Prince  

Lawyer, Legal Commentator & Author

Dr. Shannon Prince is an attorney and legal commentator. She earned her doctorate in African and African American Studies and her master’s degree in English from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, her law degree from Yale Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

She drafted best practice language on policing policies for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, represented plaintiffs in CCJEF v. Rell, a high-profile landmark education adequacy lawsuit, and is currently representing the Cherokee Nation in their lawsuit against pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies for their role in the opioid crisis that the tribe is suffering. She is a member of her firm’s Firm Diversity Council and is a Legal Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder.

Her writing has been published in The Hill, Transition Magazine, Science, and Jezebel among other venues, and she has a book on antiracism forthcoming from Routledge called Tactics for Racial Justice.

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