Shandrea P. Williams joined the faculty of Arizona Summit Law School in 2005 with an extensive education and teaching background. Prior to joining ASLS, Professor Williams held positions at several major schools. She was assistant to the dean and adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, director of admissions and special programs at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, and the vice president of student affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. She also interned with former state representative and current City of New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Gretna, Louisiana, ProServ Sports Agency in Phoenix, Arizona and the Minnesota Vikings Football Club in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Professor Williams has been a licensed sports agent since 1995.
Williams's research interests cover several facets of the law, with a focus on affirmative action and diversity in legal education, but also contracts, criminal law and procedure, and sports and entertainment law. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Williams is passionate about community service. She serves as a faculty volunteer to the Phoenix School of Law Family Advocacy Pro Bono Project, a collaborative service project of ASLS, the Salvation Army - Elim House, and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Maricopa County. The Project provides services to survivors of domestic violence. Williams is also an avid volunteer with the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, an organization that addresses adult literacy issues in Arizona. Other community-based activities with which Williams is involved include, but is not limited to, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army Annual Canned Food drive, the Phoenix Women's Sports Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.
While attending Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, Williams accrued several honors and awards including: the Shell Oil Scholarship, Trial Practice Book Award, Moot Court membership, and recognition for her skills in Mediation & Arbitration. She also received several honors and awards at Southern University and A&M College, such as the President's Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Lambda Iota Tau English Fraternity recognition, and Outstanding Student Award.
• Southern University and A & M College, B.A., English, 1991
• Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1994