Sheila Scheuerman, JD

Instructor, Political Science & Legal Studies

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  • LL.M. in Legal Education, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Research Interests

  • Legal ethics
  • Class actions
  • Mass torts
  • Civil procedure
  • Punitive damages

Employment History

  • 2018-present
    Instructor, Government Department, Suffolk University
  • 2012-2014
    Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
  • 2011-2014
    Director of Faculty Development & Scholarship, Charleston School of Law
  • 2006-2012
    Associate Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
  • 2004-2006
    Freedman Fellow & Lecturer in Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • 2000-2004
    Attorney, Arnold & Porter, LLP


  • Mass Tort Ethics: What Can We Learn From the Case Against Stanley Chesley?, 23 Widener L.J. 243 (2013) (invited symposium contribution).
  • Against Liability for Private Risk-Exposure, 35 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Policy 681 (2012).
  • The NFL Concussion Litigation: A Critical Assessment of Class Certification, 8 Fla. Int’l L. Rev. 81 (2012) (invited symposium contribution).
  • Due Process Forgotten: The Problem of Statutory Damages and Class Actions, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 103 (2009).
  • Two Worlds Collide: How Recent Punitive Damages Decisions Impact Class Actions, 60 Baylor L. Rev. 880 (2008).
  • Instructing Juries on Punitive Damages: Due Process Revisited After Philip Morris v. Williams, 10 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1147 (2008) (co-author).


  • Panelist, Justice from the Justices?: The Supreme Court Rules, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, April 3, 2013.
  • Panelist, Hot Coffee Truth, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Washington, DC, January 2012.
  • Panelist, Pluralism in Tort Law and Litigation, Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities, March 2010.
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Courses Taught

  • LAWU-10 Ethics & Legal Practice Skills
  • LAWU-211 Litigation
  • LAWU-301 Legal Research and Writing I
  • LAWU-401 Legal Research & Writing II
  • LAWU-510 Independent Study
  • LAWU-H211 Honors Litigation
  • POLS-H348 Honors Supreme Court Seminar