Linda A. Shashoua is a member of the Legal Writing Faculty, and a former full-time Assistant Prosecutor with the Office of the Camden County Prosecutor, where she was the Chief of the Motions and Appeals Unit. She received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Rutgers-New Brunswick, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She is currently working part-time as an attorney with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
As a prosecutor for more than twenty-five years, she specialized in state and federal appellate litigation, arguing before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals on landmark issues of state constitutional law, such as search-and-seizure, jury selection and substitution, standard of review, and sentencing. For five years, in addition to her appellate caseload, she also supervised and trained all new Camden County Assistant Prosecutors on preparing and opposing Fourth Amendment suppression motions in trial court. She was also a frequent lecturer at the Camden County Bar Association on Criminal Law Ethics, and at the Camden County Police Academy, training police supervisors and recruits in subjects such as Use of Force, High-Speed Pursuit, Homicide, Narcotics, and Environmental Offenses.
In her twenty-third year with Rutgers Law School, she has taught the first-year legal research and writing curriculum, as well as Criminal Procedure-Investigations, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Fourth Amendment Practice, Advanced Brief-Writing, the Criminal Externship Seminar, and The Criminal Justice System: Theory and Practice.
Professor Shashoua was honored to receive the Lawyering Professor of the Year award in 2008, and is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 LWI-ALWD-LexisNexis National Scholarship Grant.