Lynn Sholander

Lynn Sholander

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Law


 Room 3387

Lynn Sholander

  • Biography

    Lynn Sholander specializes in legal research and writing and appellate advocacy. She received her Juris Doctorate from Wayne Law in 2014, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Wayne Law Review.

    Before law school, Sholander graduated with honor from James Madison College at Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy as well as Social Relations and Policy. She also completed a minor in Educational Studies from MSU’s College of Education.

    Sholander began her legal career as a research attorney and judicial law clerk at the Michigan Court of Appeals, serving under the Honorable Michael J. Riordan and the Honorable Kurtis T. Wilder. She then transitioned to private practice, where she specialized in legal research and writing and all aspects of appellate litigation. She also acquired significant experience with general civil litigation, especially drafting and arguing complex motions in state and federal court.

  • Degrees and Certifications

    B.A., Michigan State University
    J.D., Wayne State University Law School

  • Courses Taught

    Legal Research and Writing

  • Selected publications
    • Finding Purpose: Resiliency Through Spiritual Wellness, Mich. B.J., October 2021, at 52-54 (co-authored with Mary Aretha)
    • Commercial Litigation: Recent Developments in Michigan Law, 66 Wayne L. Rev. 817 (2021)
    • Interpreting the New IME Requirements Under the Amended No-Fault Act Through An Analysis of Medical-Malpractice Laws, 11 Mich. Def. Trial Counsel Q. 3 (2021) (co-authored with Gina Derderian)
    • The Current Status of Bad-Faith Claims Involving Insurance, 11 J. Ins. & Indemnity L. 4 (2018)
    • Green Thumbs in the City: Incentivizing Urban Agriculture on Unoccupied Detroit Public School District Land, 91 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 173 (2014)
  • Accomplishments
    • Lynn B. Sholander was named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice (2022); Super Lawyers: Michigan Rising Stars (2022); and Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer (2021).
  • Courses taught by Lynn Sholander