Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Shelley Welton is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Thomas F. Taft Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Law at UNC Law in 2018. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her research focuses on how climate change is transforming energy and environmental law and governance. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review. At UNC, she is teaching Energy Law and Environmental Law.
Prior to academia, Professor Welton worked as the Deputy Director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. She also clerked for Judge David Trager of the Eastern District of New York and Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit. She received her Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School, her J.D. from NYU School of Law, a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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