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Neva Browning Jeffries

Neva Browning Jeffries

Associate Dean of Academic Administration, Associate Professor


404-872-3593 Ext. 155


A.B., Duke University, cum laude
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Courses Taught

Transactional Drafting; Advanced Transactional Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Business Organizations

Career Highlights

Prior to joining the John Marshall Law School faculty in 2007, Professor Jeffries was an associate at the Atlanta office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. At Paul Hastings, her practice included general corporate representation of public and private companies, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. While in law school, she served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. She also worked with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C. in 2001, and served as a research assistant for the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2000. Professor Jeffries is a member of the Corporate Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.



Browning Jeffries, *The Plaintiffs’ Lawyer’s Transaction Tax: The New Cost of Doing Business in Public Company Deals*, 11 Berkeley Bus. L.J. 55 (2014).

Browning Jeffries, The Implications of Janus on Issuer Liability in Jurisdictions Rejecting Collective Scienter, 43 Seton Hall L. Rev. 491 (2013).

Browning Jeffries, Preliminary Negotiations or Binding Obligations?  A Framework for Determining the Intent of the Parties, 48 Gonz. L. Rev. 1 (2012-2013).

Browning Jeffries, Shareholder Access to Books and Records: The Abrogation Debate, 59 Drake L. Rev. 1087 (2011).

Browning Jeffries and Sam R. Snider, The Enforceability of No Talk and No Shop Covenants Under Delaware Law – A Survey of IXC, Toys “R” US, Phelps Dodge, and Ace, 2009 Emerging Issues 3607 (available at Lexis, Emerging Issues Combined by Area of Law, Mergers & Acquisitions)

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

Fourth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills

Emory University School of Law

Panelist – “Effectively Teaching Business Courses: Combining Doctrine, Ethics, and Skills to Create Practice-Ready Graduates” (June, 2014)