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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

LL.M. Faculty

The experienced faculty at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School brings a wealth of practical knowledge, scholarship and professionalism to our LL.M. Program. We also call upon attorneys with decades of employment law practice experience to give our students additional prospective.

Full-Time Faculty

  • K. Lee Adams

    K. Lee Adams

    Associate Professor


    404-872-3593 Ext. 2647

    Courses Taught:

    Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law


    B.A., Georgia State University, magna cum laude

    J.D. University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Colf

  • Helen de Haven

    Helen de Haven

    Associate Professor


    404-872-3593 Ext. 2635

    Courses Taught:

    Arbitration; Evidence; Labor Law; Public International Law; Public Sector Labor Law; Real Property; Remedies; Trial Advocacy


    B.A., New College

    J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, Order of the Coif

  • Lisa Durham Taylor

    Lisa Durham Taylor



    404-872-3593 Ext. 2640

    Courses Taught:

    Civil Procedure; Employment Law; Contracts; Remedies; Cutting Edge Issues in Employment Law


    B.A., Cornell University
    J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude

  • Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    The John E. Ryan Professor of International Business and Workplace Law


    404-872-3593 Ext. 2633

    Courses Taught:

    International Business Transactions & Writing Seminar; International Civil Litigation; Conflict of Laws; Contracts; Jurisprudence & Writing Seminar; Employment Discrimination Law; LL.M. 475 (Investigating and Litigating Employment Law Cases); LL.M. 851 (International Civil Litigation in United States Courts), LL.M. 853 (United States Employment Law and Regulation)


    B.A., Union College, summa cum laude
    J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, cum laude

Distinguished Practitioners

  • Laura R. McNeal


    B.S., Communications, Florida State University
    J.D., Washington University School of Law
    Ph.D., Illinois State University


  • Lori Shapiro

    Courses Taught:

    21st Century Unionized Workplace


    B.A., Politics/European Cultural Studies, Brandeis University, cum laude
    J.D., New York University School of Law
    Counsel, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

  • Joelle Sharman

    Courses Taught:

    Evolving Employment Discrimination Law


    B.S., Communications, University of Miami, magna cum laude
    J.D., Duke University School of Law
    Partner, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith

  • Mark C. Travis


    B.S., University of Tennessee
    J.D., Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
    LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law


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