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Peter Shedd


Peter Shedd is a Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business. He received both an undergraduate (BBA in 1974) and law (JD in 1977) degrees from the University of Georgia. After graduating from law school, Peter clerked for Anthony Alaimo, who was then the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

In 1978, Peter returned to the University of Georgia as a faculty member in the Terry College of Business. He has written numerous articles and books on a variety of commercial law topics. Included among his work are two leading textbooks in the areas of the legal and regulatory environment of business and business law.

Peter has earned recognition as an outstanding teacher. In 1993, he was one of the recipients of the University of Georgia’s highest teaching recognition — the Meigs Award. Later that same year, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education named Peter its Georgia Professor of the Year.

In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Peter has served as the Associate Dean of the Terry College, as Executive Assistant to the University President, and as Interim Vice President for Instruction. He has also been active in numerous university and college committees. Currently, Peter serves as Director of the Terry College Full-time MBA Program. He also works with the Executive Leadership Program within the State of Georgia Leadership Institute.

In 1994, Peter was elected to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. During 1998-99, he served as President of the Academy. From November 1995 through May 1997, Peter was the Director of the Education and Training Program of the Consortium on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Arbitration Association and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator.

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