Sharon G. Finegan

Professor of Law

BA, University of Virginia
J.D., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M, Columbia Law School

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Procedural Law

sfinegan@stcl.edu

713-646-2983

Office: 616T

Sharon Finegan joined the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of law.  She teaches Legal Research & Writing. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Finegan was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she taught Legal Research & Writing and Moot Court.  Previously, Professor Finegan was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City, where she specialized in securities litigation.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Professor Finegan received her LL.M from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  She earned her J.D. summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for theAmerican University Law Review and received the Dean’s Award as an Outstanding Student in the Clinical Program.  Professor Finegan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, majoring in history.


ARTICLES

United States Supreme Court Update, 27 App. Advoc. 124 (2014). (with Cam Barker, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 26 App. Advoc. 608 (2014). (with Cam Barker, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 26 App. Advoc. 436 (2014). (with Cam Barker, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 25 App. Advoc. 587 (2013). (with Cam Barker, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 25 App. Advoc. 301 (2013). (with Cam Barker, etal)

Watching the Watchers: The Growing Privatization of Criminal Law Enforcement and the Need for Limits of Neighborhood Watch Associations, 8 U. Mass. L. Rev 88 (2013).

United States Supreme Court Update, 25 App. Advoc. 402 (2013). (with Cam Barker, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 25 App. Advoc. 234 (2012). (with Scott Keller, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 25 App. Advoc. 53 (2012). (with Scott Keller, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 24 App. Advoc. 623 (2012). (with Scott Keller, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 24 App. Advoc. 450 (2012). (with Scott Keller, etal)

America’s Longest Held Prisoner Of War: Lessons Learned From The Capture, Prosecution, And Extradition Of General Manuel Noriega, 71 La. L. Rev. 1111 (2011). (with Geoffrey S. Corn)

United States Supreme Court Update, 24 App. Advoc. 61 (2011). (with Scott Keller, etal)

United States Supreme Court Update, 23 App. Advoc. 647 (2011). (with Scott Keller, etal)

Pro Se Criminal Trials and the Merging of Inquisitorial and Adversarial Systems of Justice, 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 445 (2009).

The False Claims Act and Corporate Criminal Liability: Qui Tam Actions, Corporate Integrity Agreements and the Overlap of Criminal and Civil Law, 111 Penn St. L. Rev. 625 (2007).