Lois Shepherd

Shepherd, Lois L.

Primary Appointment

Professor, Public Health Sciences

Contact Information

PO Box 800738
Telephone: 2-3970

Research Interests

Health law and bioethics.

Research Description

Lois Shepherd is an expert in the fields of health law and bioethics. Her primary appointment is in the medical school’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities where she directs the center's programs in medicine and law. She teaches courses in health care law and ethics at both the law school and the medical school.

After receiving her law degree from Yale University, where she served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal , Shepherd practiced corporate law for six years with the Charlotte, N.C., firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. She began her academic career in 1993 at the Florida State University College of Law. Prior to joining the UVA faculty , Shepherd was the Florida Bar Health Law Section Professor and D’Alemberte Professor of Law at Florida State.

Selected Publications