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D’Andra Millsap Shu

Assistant Professor of Law

B.S., Weber State University, Ogden, UT (magna cum laude, with honors)
J.D., University of Houston Law Center (summa cum laude, valedictorian)

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate Practice
  • Disability Law
  • Legal Research & Writing


Office: 657

D’Andra Millsap Shu joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston in 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Law after teaching legal writing and serving as the legal writing program’s co-director at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.  She specializes in legal research and writing, appellate litigation, and disability law.

Before teaching, Professor Shu practiced employment law and general trial and appellate litigation at the firms of Baker Botts and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, both in Houston.  She also worked for Justice Carolyn Dineen King on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Justice Eva M. Guzman on the Texas Supreme Court, and Justice Leslie Brock Yates on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston.

Professor Shu has recently co-authored a book of legal writing exercises entitled The Legal Memo:  50 Exercises for Mastery, available from Carolina Academic Press (2021, with Dean Cassandra Hill and Professor Katherine Vukadin).  She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Legal Writing Institute’s publication The Second Draft.

Professor Shu received her J.D. summa cum laude, as valedictorian, from the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Houston Law Review.  She received her B.S. magna cum laude, with honors, in political science from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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