Shana Tomenes is an adjunct professor and a staff attorney at the University of Minnesota Student Legal Service. She advises and represents University of Minnesota students on housing and consumer law issues, and educates students on their legal rights. Before joining the University, Tomenes completed an Equal Justice Works Fellowship at the Housing Justice Center, where she represented tenants and community organizations to protect and expand access to affordable housing through impact litigation and public policy initiatives.
Tomenes attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 2019. During law school, she was the Managing Editor of the St. Thomas Law Journal and participated as a student attorney at the University of St. Thomas School of Law Appellate Clinic. As a student attorney, Tomenes represented a federal prisoner seeking relief in a civil appeal, and successfully argued the case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating, Tomenes was a judicial law clerk to Justice G. Barry Anderson and Justice Paul Thissen at the Minnesota Supreme Court.