Shannon Shipley Hinson

Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Dual Degree Programs

B.A., J.D., University of Georgia

Biographical Information: 

Shannon Shipley Hinson joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2014 as the school’s associate director of admissions. In her post, she assists in overseeing all phases of the admissions process for the Juris Doctor and M.S.L. programs, including application review, decision making, notification and the awarding of academic scholarships. She helps in the development and execution of the admissions office’s recruitment and marketing plan for prospective and admitted students. Hinson also serves as the law school's director of dual degree programs.

Prior to joining the School of Law, Hinson served as a litigator in Atlanta for over eight years. She began her career as an associate with Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney and later moved to Swift Currie McGhee & Heirs, specializing in various areas of insurance defense, with a major emphasis on the defense of physicians in malpractice actions. Hinson has been in the courtroom on numerous occasions, representing clients in dozens of trials. She was named a Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2014 and also in 2015 in recognition of her work during her last year in private practice.

Hinson serves as the president of Board of Trustees for Historic Athens, a non-profit working to conserve community heritage in Athens. Additionally, she is a graduate of the 2018 UGA Women's Staff Leadership Initiative cohort.

Hinson graduated summa cum laude from UGA in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in art history. She graduated in 2006 from the School of Law where she served as the executive chair of the Moot Court Board, co-chair of the Legacy Committee and as a pupil of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court. She later served a two-year term as a barrister with the inn after entering private practice.