Caroline Sheerin

Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing & Research

Caroline Sheerin graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She then taught English in Japan for two years, as a part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Upon returning from Japan, she received her Masters in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she received her JD in December 1999. She moved to Chicago, Illinois where she worked in the General Litigation group of the law firm of Schiff Hardin and Waite. She then worked for the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel’s Office in the Constitutional and Commercial Division before joining Iowa Law in 2006.

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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Legal Analysis, Writing and Research

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient of President’s and Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012


  • Iowa Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court


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BA cum laude, Barnard College, 1993
MA, Washington University, 1996
JD, University of Michigan, 1999