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John S. Shannon Professorship


The John S. Shannon Distinguished Professorship in Law was funded by John S. Shannon and his former employer, Norfolk Southern Corporation. In 1956, after practicing law with Hunton, Williams, Gay, Moore & Powell in Richmond, John Shannon (Law '55) joined the law department of Norfolk and Western Railway Company in Roanoke. Norfolk and Western consolidated with Southern Railway Company in 1982, and Mr. Shannon became executive vice president'law of Norfolk Southern Corporation, the new rail system's parent company. He retired in 1996. Mr. Shannon is a life member of the Law School Dean's Council.

John T. Monahan 2006-present

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