Hon. Joseph W. Sheehan

Position: Law Area Coordinator, Lecturer, City Court Judge
Office: (518) 956-8319
Email: jsheehan@albany.edu

Professor Sheehan teaches various Business Law classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Business. Since 2007, he has also served as the Law Area Coordinator for the adjunct law faculty in the Department of Accounting and Law. He has also served as Mechanicville City Court Judge since 1994. His anecdotal teaching style brings years of his real life experiences from his private law practice and his City Judgeship into the classroom. He believes that there is no better teaching tool than real life experience, and his students seem to wholeheartedly agree.

Educational Background

J.D., Albany Law School, 1978

B.S., Cornell University, 1975

University of Notre Dame, 1971-72

Positions Held

Law Area Coordinator for adjunct law faculty 2007-present

Lecturer (full-time), University at Albany 2007-present

Lecturer (part-time), University at Albany 1980-2006

Assigned law professor for School of Business Direct Admit students Faculty Mentor of the World of Business Living Learning Community

Judicial Experience

Mechanicville City Court Judge 1994-Present

Volunteer Judge: NYS Bar Association Moot Court Competition annually

Court level supervisor: Saratoga County Youth Court

Court level supervisor: Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

Frequent guest speaker: Local high schools and community organizations

Courses Taught

BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business

BLAW 220 Business Law

BLAW 321 Law of Business Organizations

BLAW 500 Law and the Corporation

BLAW 510 Law and Business