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About Cary Martin Shelby

Cary Martin Shelby joined W&L Law from DePaul University College of Law in 2019. She specializes in corporate and securities law and teaches a variety of courses such as Contracts, Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, Business Fundamentals for Lawyers, and a seminar on Investment Funds.

Her research generally encompasses regulatory issues related to hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles. She has utilized a range of theoretical frameworks to examine the extent to which the regulation of investment funds serves as a mechanism to perpetuate wealth inequality and other injustices. It has been cited by Forbes, The Brookings Institution, and an array of other publications. She has published articles in The California Law Review, The Business LawyerBoston College Law ReviewWashington and Lee Law Review (co-authored with Steven Ramirez and Kristin Johnson), SMU Law Review, among other journals and periodicals. She is also the founder and operator of the "Daughters Mosaic Blog" which includes periodic postings related to the ways in which her experiences as a former foster youth have shaped her career trajectory, her research, and other related topics.

Shelby received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She then practiced law in the Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives Group with Sidley Austin LLP for close to four years. As an associate in this group, she represented clients in regulatory and corporate matters involving hedge funds, commodity pools and derivatives trading. After leaving Sidley, Shelby completed the William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School, which is a competitive two-year LL.M. program designed to prepare its candidates for a career in law academia.

Positions

Present Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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2012 - 2019 Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University ‐ DePaul University College of Law
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Education

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JD, Northwestern University
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LLM, University of Wisconsin
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BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Contact Information

Phone: 540-458-8513
Email: cshelby@wlu.edu
Office: 446 Lewis Hall


Publications (10)

Other Publications (1)

Presentations and Symposia (9)

Public Speaking (7)