Selma, Alabama , United States
|| April 30, 1932
|Died||August 09, 2017
Aug 10, 2017 05:48pm
|Info||A native of Butler County, Alabama who grew up in Baldwin County, Alabama, Shores attended Judson College and earned a bachelor's degree from Samford University. She also graduated with honors with a law degree from the University of Alabama Law School in 1959. She earned an LLM degree from the University of Virginia in 1992. |
 Professional career
After graduating law school, Shores practiced law in Selma, Alabama and also worked on the legal staff of the Liberty National Life Insurance Company from 1961 until 1965. In 1965, Shores became the first full-time female law faculty member in Alabama (and the second in the entire Southeast) when she was hired as a law professor at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.
 Tenure on the Supreme Court of Alabama
In 1974, Shores ran for and won a seat on the Supreme Court of Alabama as a Democrat, becoming the first woman ever to be elected to that court. "I hope it has now been demonstrated that women can hold these positions and can be elected in Alabama, and I hope I have had some small part in letting women know to do that is possible," Shores told the Birmingham News in an article that was published on March 29, 1995.