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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)

Dean Sheryl Harrison at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Sheryl E. Harrison

Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Professor


404-872-3593 Ext. 112


B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University,summa cum laude
M.B.A., Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, Order of the Coif

Courses Taught

Business Organizations; Contracts; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II

Career Highlights

Professor Harrison is a former law clerk of the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr., Middle District of North Carolina, and former Note Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. At the time that Professor Harrison became a member of the North Carolina Law Review, she was the first African-American in fifteen years and the second African-American female ever to qualify for membership on this prestigious journal. Prior to joining the John Marshall Law School faculty, Professor Harrison practiced complex litigation for three years at Troutman Sanders, focusing on tort, contract and products liability litigation.