Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Education and Human Development, May 28, 2015
Jane C. Sherburne received a bachelor of arts degree in English language and literature in 1974 from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and a master of social work in 1978 from CLA (the master of social work program is now in the College of Education and Human Development) at the University of Minnesota. She received her doctor of law from Georgetown University Law Center. Her impressive career includes serving in the White House Counsel’s Office under the Clinton Administration and as partner for the prestigious law firm Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. She also served as general counsel for major U.S. corporations. Sherburne’s work has spanned the public, government, private, and non-profit sectors. Throughout her career, she has participated in pro bono work, raised money for the National Women’s Law Center, served on numerous boards, and shared her leadership talents with many organizations. Sherburne is described as a tireless champion for women’s rights and social and legal justice for underrepresented people.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.