Adjunct LRW
Linda Shashoua
Camden Campus
Campus Office
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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.


"Chapter 2:  The Criminal Justice Process in New Jersey" in New Jersey's Criminal Justice System textbook (Carolina Academic Press 2020)

"Navigating Natale: The Second Wave," The Barrister, Vol. 55, No. 10 (June 2007).

"Protect the Record, Preserve the Plea," The Barrister, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Feb. 2003).

"Writing Out Loud: Making Conferences Work for the Student, and Professor," The Second Draft, the Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (December 2002).

"Walking in Our Shoes: Instruction Through Simultaneous Performance," The Second Draft, the Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (May 2002).


Panelist, NJSBA CLE Program, "Auto Stops, Home Searches, New Technologies and the 4th Amendment," (June 22, 2022 NJ)

Panelist, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2021, "Updates in New Jersey & Federal Criminal Law," (June 2021)

Presenter at Professionalism Day, Camden County Hall of Justice (October 17, 2019)

Panelist on Criminal Law Ethics, "Black Letter Law Blast," Camden County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (2008 through 2019 Voorhees/Tavistock, NJ).

Shashoua, Linda A., "Teaching the Standard of Review in the Modern Video Age," Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference (March 24, 2018, Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado).

Shashoua, Linda A., "Bridging the Gap: Using Real-World Experience To Teach Oral Argument Skills," Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference (March 11, 2005, The College of Law at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona).

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Constitutional Law (State)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Evidence
  • Legal Rhetoric/Persuasion
  • Legal Writing