Sheldon A. Evans joined the faculty in 2018 and teaches Professional Responsibility. 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.
After law school, Professor Evans practiced law as a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He served as a federal law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and then returned to Gibson Dunn, where he rose to senior litigation associate with a practice focused on legal malpractice, complex contract disputes, and labor and employment law. He also devoted a significant portion of his practice to pro bono advocacy for clients seeking immigration relief.
While practicing law, Professor Evans also published several law review articles focusing on criminal law and procedure, with weavings of constitutional interpretation, legal history, and public policy.