DeShun Harris received a B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University. She received a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, followed by a LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law. After her LL.M. program, she began her career in academia at Texas Tech University School of Law where she served as Assistant Director of Recruitment and also as an adjunct professor. Before joining Boyd School of Law in 2012, she provided academic support at Phoenix School of Law.