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Prof. Anna W. Shavers, R.I.P.

January 26, 2022 (1 min read)

Amber Ediger, Troy Fedderson, Nebraska Today, Jan. 26, 2022

"Anna Williams Shavers, 75, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and associate dean for diversity and inclusion in the College of Law, died Jan. 22. A tireless advocate for inclusion and justice, Shavers served as a member of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty since 1989. Her primary area of interest was immigration and its intersections with gender issues. ... Prior to coming to Nebraska, Shavers practiced law in Minnesota. She also served as an associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota, where she established that university’s first immigration law clinic. ... In multiple tweets, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a law professor at Penn State University who delivered Nebraska's E.N. Thompson lecture on Nov. 2, 2021, praised Shavers for her pioneering work in immigration law and being a herald for diversity, equity and inclusion. ... Shavers was a frequent national and international presenter on immigration, human trafficking and administrative law issues. She was able to travel the world and taught law courses in numerous locations, including Lithuania, Uganda and Cambridge, England. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Shavers; daughter, Amber Shavers; sister, Dollie Jones; sister-in-law, Sammie Holmes; and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service, which will be available live via Zoom, is 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at the College of Law. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anna Shavers Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE, 68508. Condolences may be left online with the family obituary."