Professor of the Practice
Director, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 411
Administrative Assistant: Jaquetta Oram
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 433
J.D., cum laude, University of Baltimore
M.D., George Washington University
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise
Shih joined the faculty in 2022 as director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Prior to this, she was the director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest pro bono provider of civil legal services in the state of Maryland. While there, she elevated the visibility of the program, expanded the volunteer program to include Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents, and engaged with community and government stakeholders to improve services for low income Marylanders.
Often serving as a resource for the media, Shih has shared her expertise in TV interviews, webinars and Town Hall presentations regarding recent pandemic tax relief. Shih also provided testimony to the Maryland state legislature, resulting in additional funding for the three LITC programs in Maryland. She is an active member of the MSBA Tax Council, the ABA Section of Taxation, and also sits on the Maryland Board of Individual Tax Preparers.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Shih also holds an M.D. from the George Washington University, where she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. After several years in private practice, Shih left medicine, obtaining a Certificate in Pastry from L’Academie de Cuisine. She then opened a pastry shop, Tenzo Artisan, which employed individuals returning from incarceration. Through this experience, Shih saw firsthand the inequities of the system, and was inspired to return to law school at the University of Baltimore.