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Shannon L. Hudson

Legal Studies Program Chair

Legal Studies



2004 J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign
2001 B.A., Grinnell College

Authored the following published, peer-reviewed articles:
Hudson, S., Perigo, D., & Oeding, J. An Assessment of High Deductible Health Plans and Affiliated Savings Accounts in the Current Market. International Journal of Healthcare Management. Published Summer 2017. 

Oeding, J., Hudson, S., & Maier-Lytle, J.. Online Legal Research: A Practical Guide for Business Students and Professionals. Journal of Economics and Public Finance. Published Summer 2017.


Professor Shannon Hudson has been the Chair of the Legal Studies Department at Vincennes University since Fall 2019. She has been a practicing attorney licensed in Illinois since November 2004 and in Indiana since February 2005. Professor Hudson has practiced in a variety of legal areas, including civil practice, criminal defense, real estate, coal and oil, probate, and corporate healthcare law. Additionally, she is a court-appointed family law mediator in Illinois. Before arriving at Vincennes University, Professor Hudson was an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern Indiana and at Wabash Valley College where she helped develop the Paralegal Program.

Professor Hudson is passionate about the justice system and encouraging students toward careers in the legal field. As she grows the Legal Studies Program at VU, Professor Hudson hopes to inspire a new generation of attorneys and paralegals who can help serve and bring legal fairness to their communities.