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Rhianna Shabsin

Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations
  • Profile
    Rhianna Shabsin manages the law school’s alumni engagement efforts, including local and regional events, reunion, and alumni affinity groups. In addition, she collaborates on development initiatives and works closely with the Law School Alumni Board. Prior to joining the School of Law in 2019, she worked in law school admissions for seven years. Rhianna received her B.A. in Urban Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and her J.D. from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.
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    • Presentations

      Panelist, Tough Calls: Advising Students through Difficult Application Situations and Admissions Statuses, Southern and Southwestern Associations of Prelaw Advisors Annual Conference 

      Panelist, The Art of Admitted Student Websites, Law School Admission Council Annual Meeting and Conference

      Panelist, Growing Pains in the Real World: Making Yourself Competitive in the Changing Legal Market, Pre-Law Advisors National Council Quadrennial Conference

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    • Professional Experience

      Director of Alumni Relations (2019-Present)
      University of Richmond School of Law

      Senior Assistant Dean for Admission (2014-2019)
      William & Mary Law School

      Assistant Dean for Admission (2012-2014)
      William & Mary Law School

      The Roger Strand Post-Graduate Fellow in Technology (2011)

      The Center for Legal and Court Technology, William & Mary Law School

      Summer Intern (2010)
      United States Attorney's Office, Chattanooga, Tennessee

      Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholar (2009)
      NASA Langley Office of Chief Counsel, Hampton, Virginia

      Publishing Associate (2005-2008)
      The Alban Institute, Herndon, Virginia

      Publishing Assistant (2004-2005)
      The Alban Institute, Herndon, Virginia

      Second Grade Classroom Teacher (2002-2004)
      Merrydale Elementary School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana