Shelley Welton 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 includes articles that have appeared or are forthcoming in the New York University Law Review, the University of Colorado Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review. At the University of South Carolina, Shelley teaches administrative law, environmental law and policy, and climate change law.
Shelley is currently completing a Ph.D. in Law at Yale Law School. Prior to Yale, she worked as the Deputy Director and Earth Institute Climate Law Fellow at Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law and served as a clerk for the Honorable David Trager of the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit. Shelley received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from New York University School of Law, a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Law and Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and her B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.