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Peter J. Shedd

University Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies

Peter J. Shedd received BBA (1974) and JD (1977) degrees from the University of Georgia. After clerking for a federal district judge, he returned to the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Peter is a University Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies. Peter has been a Visiting Professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, in 2009, 2012, and 2015 and at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, in 2014. He has written numerous articles and two leading textbooks in the areas of the legal and regulatory environment of business and business law. Peter was named the Georgia Professor of the Year in 1993 by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Peter has served in several administrative capacities, including as the university’s Interim Vice President for Instruction and Director of the Terry College Full-time MBA Program. Peter also was involved in the Executive Leadership Program of the State of Georgia’s Leadership Institute. From November 1995 through May 1997, he was the Director of the Education and Training Program of the Consortium on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation. Peter is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator.

Education:
  • JD, Law, University of Georgia, 1977
  • BBA, Marketing, University of Georgia, 1974
Prior professional positions:
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, University Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies, 2009 to present
  • University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Visiting Professor, 2015 to 2015
  • University of Florida, Visiting Professor, 2014 to 2014
  • University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Visiting Professor, 2012 to 2012
  • University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Visiting Professor, 2009 to 2009
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Full-Time MBA, Director, 2006 to 2008
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Insurance, Legal Studies & Real Estate, Professor of Legal Studies, 1978 to 2008
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator/Mediator, 1995 to 2004
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Law Clerk to Judge Anthony Alaim, 1977 to 1978
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
  • Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014
  • Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2013
  • Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2012
  • Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2011
  • Emeriti Scholars, University of Georgia, 2011
  • Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2010
  • Gwinnett Evening MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2009
  • IBM/Terry MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2007
  • Gwinnett Evening MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2006
  • IBM/Terry MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2004
  • Gwinnett Evening MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2004
  • IBM/Terry MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2002
  • Hugh Nourse MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2000
  • PWC/Terry MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2000
  • Kay Duffy Memorial Award for Distinguished Service, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1999
  • Charter Member, UGA Teaching Academy, 1999
  • Hugh Nourse MBA Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 1997
  • Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 1996
  • Georgia Professor of Year, Council for Support and Advancement of Education, 1993
  • Josiah Meigs Award, University of Georgia, 1993
  • Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 1990
Service:
  • Executive Committee of University Council, Graduate School Representative, 2004 – 2006, University
  • Faculty Affairs Committee of University Council, Member, 2004 – 2006, University
  • Terry College Educational Policy Committee, Member, 2004 – 2006, University
  • Terry College MBA Committee, Member, 2003 – 2006, University
  • Advisory Board to the Office of Institutional Research, Member, 2002 – 2004, University
  • University System of Georgia Administrative Committee on Aca, Member, 2002 – 2003, University
  • University System of Georgia Committee on Best Practices for Member and Chair, 2001 – 2002, University
  • University Council, Member, 2004 – present, University
  • University System of Georgia Advisory Committee on Alternate, Member, 2003 – present, University
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Executive Committee, 1994 – 2000, Professional
Selected Publications:

Book Chapters

  • edited by Fred Stephenson. 2001. Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching. Andrews Mcneel Publishing:185-190.

Books

  • Lee Reed, Marisa Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Peter Shedd & Jere Morehead. 2013. The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business. Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin, (16th edition).