Jessie D. Shields

Associate Philadelphia

About

Jessie D. Shields assists clients with various stages of legal proceedings and trial preparation, including legal research, writing motions, and other legal memorandums.

While in law school, Jessie served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; a judicial intern for the Honorable Holly J. Ford of the Court of Common Pleas, Family Division; and a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

While in law school, Jessie's Comment “On the Subject of Partial Verdicts: A Series of Practical Questions Answered for District Court Judges,” was published in the Temple Law Review. By summarizing existing case law and offering a practical guide of best practices, her Comment seeks to advise district court judges on the appropriateness of issuing partial verdict instructions and receiving partial verdicts.  

Jessie will begin a clerkship with the Honorable Christopher C. Conner, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, in August 2017.

Prior to attending law school, Jessie participated in Teach for America and taught high school history in Philadelphia, PA.

Recognitions

Faculty Award for Academic Achievement, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ethan Allen Doty Award, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016, Order of the Coif, Research Editor, Temple Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, M.S., Urban Education, 2011
  • Vassar College, B.A., 2009

Organizations

The Temple American Inn of Court, Member

Jessie's Areas of Focus