Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, College of Law Profile Image
Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, College of Law Women's & Gender Studies

Professor Shavers joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1989. She received her BS degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her MS in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was elected to membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. She received her JD degree (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota where she served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1979 and the Nebraska bar in 1989. Other positions include: Associate, Faegre & Benson Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN 1979-83; Director of University Student Legal Services, University of Minnesota, 1983-86; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, 1986-89. While at the University of Minnesota, Professor Shavers established that law school's first immigration clinic. She has also served as a mediator and arbitrator and has a strong interest in alternative forms of dispute resolution. Professor Shavers teaches Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Gender Issues and Civil Procedure and is faculty co-advisor to the Multi-Cultural Legal Society and BALSA.

Professor Shavers believes that she has found the position for which she is ideally suited. She thoroughly enjoys the interaction with students. She also enjoys having the time to devote to reading and questioning various aspects of our legal system. Her primary interest is the area of immigration and its intersection with gender issues. This area appeals to her because of her appreciation of the differences of people from various cultures.

She currently serves as a Board Member of the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Inc., Liaison for the ABA Administrative Law Section to the ABA Commission on Immigration and Publication Chair of the ABA Administrative Law Section. She has previously served as Chair of the AALS Section on Immigration Law, a Council Member and Immigration Committee Chair of the ABA Administrative Law Section. member of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and member of the ABA Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law. She is a frequent national and international presenter on immigration and administrative law issues.


J.D. (cum laude), University of Minnesota

M.S., Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio