Leadership Institute Her Story Started Here: Anne Shaw '88

The Leadership Institute welcomed award-winning attorney and Regina Alumna Anne Shaw ('88) Friday 10/20/2023 for our monthly "Her Story Started Here..." lunch event. Shaw engaged students in attendance with insights on law, her life, and the legal cases and people who inspired her to take on and fight cases of discrimination throughout her career. By refusing to give into fear, she was able to raise the voices of others. Through countless examples, including setting up the first pro bono legal clinic in Chinatown, Shaw demonstrated how loss can turn into lesson. Shaw’s message was to "Be confident, relatable, and walk into a room knowing that not only do you belong, but you can own it!" Her Story Started Here is a monthly lunchtime speaker event which provides an opportunity for our students to interact and network in a small group setting with fascinating and talented alumnae. 


Anne Shaw, Regina Class of 1998, is an award-winning attorney who has  distinguished herself in her legal work and civic leadership. She is shareholder and founder of a legal practice focusing on litigation in the areas of civil rights, real estate, business, and estate planning. In 2008 she was named to the highly prestigious “Top Lawyer Under 40” list by the Chicago Law Bulletin. In 2009, Shaw was designated “Best Lawyer Under 40” by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and has been named annually to the Super Lawyer

list since 2021. She is understandably proud of founding the first pro-bono legal clinic in Chinatown in 2010. Some of Anne’s civic involvement and memberships include: past president of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, Chair of the Civic Engagement Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, past treasurer for Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, past board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois,among other positions and organizations.