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 Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 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.