Sheila Reynolds

Sheila Reynolds

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Sheila  Reynolds

Professor Sheila Reynolds received a bachelor of arts degree at Kansas University, majoring in oriental languages and east asian studies.  Upon graduation, she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, which she used to study Chinese literature at Harvard University. After a year at Harvard, Reynolds returned to the University of Kansas where she earned her Juris Doctor.

In 1971, Reynolds was admitted to practice law in Missouri and Kansas and worked as a legal services lawyer in both states. Reynolds began her career as a law professor at Washburn University School of Law in 1979, teaching in the law clinic where she focused on family law and in the classroom where she focused on legal ethics. She served as associate dean of the law school from 1985-1991 and from 2008-2009.  Reynolds retired from Washburn Law School in June 2010.