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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Contracts Prof Weekly Spotlight: Shandrea Solomon

Spotlight_2_6_4_5 Shandrea Solomon (Phoenix Law)
B.A., Southern University A&M College
J.D., Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans)

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Shandrea Solomon has joined the faculty of Phoenix School of Law as an Assistant Professor.  Among other subjects, she teaches contracts.

She received her J.D. in 1994 from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, where she accrued several honors and awards including the Shell Oil Scholarship, Trial Practice Book Award, Moot Court membership, and recognition for her skills in Mediation & Arbitration. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she graduated cum laude. She received several honors and awards, including the President's Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Lambda Iota Tau English Fraternity recognition, and Outstanding Student Awards.

Prior to joining PhoenixLaw's faculty, Professor Solomon held positions at several major schools. She was assistant to the dean and adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi Law School, director of admissions and special programs at the University of Florida College of Law, and the vice president of student affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. She also interned with ProServ Sports Agency in Phoenix and the Minnesota Vikings Football Club.

Her research interests cover several facets of the law, with a focus on affirmative action and diversity in legal education, but also contracts, criminal law and procedure, and sports and entertainment law. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Professor Solomon is passionate about community service. She serves as a faculty advisor to the Phoenix School of Law Family Advocacy Pro Bono Project, a collaborative service project of PhoenixLaw, the Salvation Army – Elim House, and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Maricopa County. The Project provides services to survivors of domestic violence. She also sits on the board of the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, an organization that addresses adult literacy issues in Arizona. Other community-based activities with which she is involved include the Arizona Cardinals Community Service Wives/Significant Others Foundation, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Boys & Girls Club, Cardinals Kids Camps, Salvation Army Annual Canned Food drive, the Phoenix Women’s Sports Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.

Professor Solomon and her husband, Richard, defensive backs’ coach with the Arizona Cardinals Football Club, reside in Gilbert, Arizona.

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