Heend Sheth

Interim Director, Ackerson Law Clinic


Heend Sheth is the Interim Director of the Ackerson Law Clinic where she teaches both Clinic I and Clinic II courses, focusing on representing low-income survivors of domestic violence in Jefferson County Family Court and Jefferson County District Court.

Director Sheth’s legal career has been focused in the area of domestic violence. She started her career first as a Victim’s Advocate in Jefferson County’s Domestic Violence Intake Center and later as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit, prosecuting cases of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault. She joined the University of Louisville in 2018 as a Staff Attorney for the Ackerson Law Clinic where she instructed 3L students on not only how to interview and advise survivors of domestic violence, but also how to prepare the clinic’s cases for trial.

One of Director Sheth’s major interests, and a large part of the courses she teaches, is trial practice. She has coached and consulted with various mock trial teams over the years and is a proud alumna of the Bellarmine Mock Trial Team. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and the Women Lawyer Association. She is also a board member for the Friends of the Jefferson County Public Law Library.