Shannon Ellis

  • Lecturer
Shannon Ellis co-teaches the Civil Rights Clinic at the Law School. In November 2017, she received the Powell Fellowship in Legal Services for a project with the Legal Aid Justice Center designed to provide civil advocacy on behalf of vulnerable court-involved or incarcerated individuals. Her work at LAJC focuses on civil rights and children’s advocacy, including preserving the right of incarcerated women to adequate healthcare through the Scott v. Clarke class action case and representing incarcerated youth eligible for sentence review hearings.
Before joining LAJC, Shannon practiced family law in Charlottesville and provided pro bono representation for LAJC’s Special Immigrant Juvenile project. 


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia

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