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Lisa Shaw Roy

Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer

Lisa Shaw Roy teaches Constitutional Law, Contracts, Law and Religion, and Remedies.  Roy’s main areas of scholarly interest involve questions of church and state and the interaction between religion and law.  Professor Roy is a member of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools and she is a past Co-Chair of that section.  Roy was also a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2017-2021).  Roy is the author of numerous articles on the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Religion Clauses.

Before joining the faculty in 2001, Roy practiced with the law firm of Knapp, Marsh, Jones and Doran, L.L.P., in Los Angeles, California.  Prior to practicing law Roy was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

Professor Roy received her B.A. from the University of California, Riverside, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California where she was a Topic Editor for the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.


J.D., University of Southern California
B.A., University of California

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