Shailini Jandial George

Professor of Legal Writing

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Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • Federal District of MA
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals


Professor George graduated from Boston College Law School in 1993, and from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1990 with a degree in Finance and International Business. After graduating from Boston College Law School, Professor George clerked for the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. Before joining Suffolk Law School, Professor George was a senior associate at the law firm of Ryan, Coughlin & Betke, LLP, where she specialized in insurance defense litigation. Professor George has been teaching legal writing for the past ten years and is highly involved in the national legal writing community. She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and her scholarship has focused on sexual harassment law, cognitive science and learning, and most recently, mindfulness training.

Professional Activities

Member and current co-chair of Diversity Committee, Legal Writing Institute; Member, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and Balance in Legal Education; Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Board Member 2018-2021.



The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (Carolina Academic Press, May 2021)

Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving (Carolina Academic Press, 2018) (co-authors Kathleen Elliot Vinson and Samantha Moppett)

The Cure for the Distracted Mind: Why Law Schools Should Teach Mindfulness, 53 DUQUESNE L. REV. 215 (2015)

Teaching the Smartphone Generation: How Cognitive Science Can Improve Learning in Law School, 66 ME. L. REV. 163 (2013)

Do Sexual Harassment Claimants Get Two Bites of the Apple? Sexual Harassment Litigation after Fitzgerald v. Barnstable County School Committee, 59 DRAKE L. REV. 41 (2010)

Promoting In-Depth Analysis: A Three-Part Approach to Teaching Analogical Reasoning to Novice Legal Writers, 39 CUMB. L. REV. 685 (2009)

Oral Argument: Practice Makes (Nearly) Perfect, 20 THE SECOND DRAFT 1 (2005)


  • BS, Miami University of Ohio
  • JD, Boston College

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