Professor Shavers is the Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her teaching and research interests are in immigration, gender issues, human rights, education, and administrative law. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska, she was an Associate with the Faegre and Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels) law firm and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota.
She currently serves as a Board Member of the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Inc., Co-Chair of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, and a Public Member to the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). She has previously served as Chair of American Bar Association (ABA) Administrative Law Section, member of the ABA Commission on Immigration Law, and Chair of the AALS Section on Immigration Law. She is a frequent national and international presenter on immigration, human trafficking and administrative law issues. Her publications include a book chapter in Reexamining Customary International Law- "Using Customary International Law to Improve Women's Lives"- (2017); contributing editor of What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law (2014) and “Human Trafficking, The Rule of Law and Corporate Social Responsibility,” 9 South Carolina Journal of International Law And Business 39, Issue 1 (2013).
Education: Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, B.S.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. in Business; and University of Minnesota, J.D.