MSU Law Professor Ann Sherman Receives National Association of Attorneys General Award

Adjunct Professor Ann Sherman, ’04, was recognized with the National Association of Attorneys General Meritorious Service Award in December 2020.

Professor Sherman has served the State of Michigan in the Michigan Department of Attorney General since 2005, and she is currently the Deputy Solicitor General. The award highlighted her career of exceptional service:

Ann's commitment and dedication to the citizens of Michigan and the United States made both a better place and reflect great credit upon her and the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Ann's years of service have earned her the gratitude and respect of her colleagues across the nation and from the National Association of Attorneys General.

“The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is the nonpartisan national forum for the 56 state and territory attorneys general and their staff,” according to the NAAG’s website. “NAAG provides a community for members to collaboratively address issues important to their work and resources to support attorneys general in protecting the rule of law and the United States Constitution.”

An alumna of Michigan State University College of Law, Professor Sherman now offers her expertise from the field to students in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, where she teaches Pretrial I and II to aspiring litigators. She acknowledged what this award means to her as a longtime career-advocate, and how it motivates her as a legal educator.

"I am very honored to have received this award because public service means so much to me. Years ago, when I started my career at the Department of Attorney General, I attended an event where Frank Kelley, who was at that time the nation's longest-serving attorney general, spoke about the value of public service. I had this enormous lump in my throat, and I knew I had chosen the right job for me,” Professor Sherman said. “There are certainly places to make more money, but I have been blessed with great work, great colleagues, and a great sense of purpose. I feel the same way about teaching – it is a chance to give back and to inspire others to surpass me."