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Shea R. Denning

Professor of Public Law and Government
919.843.5120

Shea Denning joined the School of Government in 2003. Shea specializes in motor vehicle law and the criminal laws and procedures associated with this subject area, including the law of search and seizure and the rules of evidence. She teaches and consults with judges, prosecutors, public defenders, magistrates and others. Previously, she was an assistant federal public defender for the Eastern District of North Carolina and practiced law with the firm of King and Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia. Denning began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, US District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. Denning earned an AB with distinction in journalism and mass communication and a JD with high honors, Order of the Coif, from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2011, she was awarded the Albert and Gladys Coates Term Professorship for Faculty Excellence.

Fields of Expertise
Criminal Law and Procedure
Driver's License Revocations
Driving While Impaired
Motor Vehicle Law
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