About Me

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I am an Assistant Professor, Chair in Business Law and Regulation, at the University of Calgary, where I teach securities law and fintech law & policy. I am also currently a Doctoral Candidate (SJD) at Duke University Law School where my dissertation focuses on post-crisis financial product innovation and exchange traded funds.

You see my faculty profile here: https://law.ucalgary.ca/profiles/clements 

My research interests include corporate and securities law, banking and financial market regulation, financial technology and crypto-assets, financial product innovation, investment funds, financial crises and systemic risk. My work has been published on various topics in fintech, financial innovation, securities and derivatives law in both peer-reviewed (Canada) and U.S. law reviews including the University of Calgary School of Public Policy Research Paper Series, the Alberta Law Review, the Journal of Law & Education, the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, and the William and Mary Business Law Review. I also have several forthcoming publications and book chapters on various topics related to fintech and exchange traded funds. 

My SSRN profile is here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2719389

I am a fellow of the Global Financial Markets Centre at Duke Law School, and contribute frequently to the Duke Fin Reg blog. I obtained a Master of Laws (LLM), Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University Law School with a core focus on financial technology and financial crises. I also obtained an LLB (with Distinction), and a BA Economics (Honors, First Class) From the University of Alberta.

I have practiced corporate, securities, and start-up company law at both large and boutique firms in Calgary and Toronto. Previously I was an adjunct instructor at SAIT in Business Law, and at the University of Alberta where I taught Entrepreneurial Law and Corporate Law and received the Pringle/Royal Teaching Excellence Award for adjunct instructors. I am a member of the Alberta and Ontario bar.