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Jonathan J. Sheffield

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor
Illinois Attorney General's Office

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About

Jonathan J. Sheffield serves as an adjunct professor teaching legal writing to first- and second-year law students at Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University, and the University of Illinois Chicago.

Mr. Sheffield also practices full time at the Illinois Attorney General's Office, where he litigates civil appeals on behalf state officials and agencies in matters involving constitutional questions, federal jurisdiction, state executive authority, governmental immunities, environmental issues, and eminent domain. He has drafted briefs and dispositive motions filed in federal and state courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States, and argued cases in the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Illinois appellate courts.  

He joined the AG’s Office following clerkships at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and with the Honorable Robert C. Chambers of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

In law school, Mr. Sheffield concentrated on public interest work in the areas of affordable and fair housing, working at the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Legal Aid Chicago (formerly LAF), Equip for Equality, and Loyola's Health Justice Project. He previously served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in New York City, New York and Portland, Maine, where he worked with people experiencing homelessness, living with HIV/AIDS, and facing other justice issues.

ADMISSIONS: Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

CLERKSHIPS:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Staff Law Clerk, 2016-2018
  • Hon. Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2015 – 2016

Degrees

BA, cum laude, Philosophy and Political Science, University of Florida, 2009
JD, magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015

Courses Taught

Legal writing