Sheldon A. Evans

Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., University of Chicago Law SchoolB.A., University of South California (cum laude)

Sheldon A. Evans joined the faculty in 2018 and teaches Professional Responsibility, Immigration Law, and Intro to the Law. After receiving his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Southern California, he earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on The University of Chicago Legal Forum.

Professor Evans practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he focused on legal malpractice, complex contract disputes, and labor and employment law as a senior litigation associate. He also devoted a significant portion of his practice to pro bono advocacy for clients seeking immigration relief. Professor Evans also served as a federal law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith.


Professor Evans focuses his scholarship on criminal sentencing and its intersection with immigration policies. His work also follows emerging trends in technology and art, and their intersection with criminal and immigration law. His work has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Oklahoma Law Review, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter, among other academic journals.

Professor Evans is also a co-host of the St. John’s First Fridays Book Club, which furthers his commitment to antiracism by promoting and discussing books written by Black authors that highlight the Black experience in America and across the African diaspora. For more information, please visit the Book Club’s website.

You can follow Professor Evans on Twitter @prawfsevans777