Patrick Shin: Suffolk University, Boston

Patrick Shin is a professor of Law at the Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Learn more about him here.


Professor Shin has graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. It was at this university he received his A.B. summa cum laude with High Honors in Philosophy and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and of Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. cum laude and served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

After completing law school successfully, Patrick Shin completed a judicial clerkships in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

He also did the following work after this:

  • He worked for several years as a litigation associate in the Boston office of Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale)
  • After that, he returned to Harvard University to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Finally, he decided to join the faculty at Suffolk University as a lwa professor. Professor Shin teaches Torts, Employment Discrimination, and Jurisprudence. His current scholarship focuses on philosophical dimensions of problems in antidiscrimination law and on issues surrounding the meaning and value of diversity, equality, and equal treatment.


2011: Cornelius J. Moynihan Teaching Award.


Patrick Shin has written several articles about subjects like equal treatment, discrimination and individual rights.

Here are some of his articles he has written about:

  • Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Customer Behavior to Discrimination Law: Who Counts as a “Customer”?
  • Sex and Gender Segregation in Competitive Sport: Internal and External Normative Perspectives
  • Discrimination Under a Description
  • Group and Individual Rights in the Argument for Puerto Rican Accession
  • Showcasing Diversity
  • Diversity v. Colorblindness
  • Treatment as an Individual and the Priority of Persons Over Groups in Antidiscrimination Law
  • Cultivating Inclusion
  • The Diversity Feedback Loop
  • Liability for Unconscious Discrimination? A Thought Experiment in the Theory of Employment Discrimination Law
  • Distinguishing Causal and Normative Questions in Empirical Studies of Judging
  • The Substantive Principle of Equal Treatment
  • Vive la DiffĂ©rence? A Critical Analysis of the Justification of Sex-Dependent Workplace Restrictions on Dress and Grooming
  • Compelling Interest, Forbidden Aim: The Antinomy of Grutter and Gratz

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