Scott J. Shackelford is an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business Department of Business Law and Ethics. He has authored more than 30 articles, book chapters, reports, and essays in the fields of international law and relations, environmental law, property rights, and cybersecurity law and policy.
A frequent speaker to a variety of local, national, and global audiences, Prof. Shackelford's current research grows from his doctoral dissertation on the governance of global common pool resources and focuses on cybersecurity and privacy. He is in the process of finalizing a book for Cambridge University Press entitled, Cyber Peace: Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations.
Prior to joining the IU faculty, Prof. Shackelford worked for several multinational law firms, consulted for the U.N. Development Program in India, clerked at the NASA Office of General Counsel, helped create an elder law pro bono program at the San Mateo Legal Aid Society in California, and taught law to undergraduates at both Stanford University and Indiana University. Prof. Shackelford currently teaches business law, international business law, and a new course on sustainability law and policy at the Kelley School. He was recognized as being within the top three percent of instructors at Kelley based on student evaluations in the 2010-11 academic year.
Prof. Shackelford earned his Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude with honors in Economics and Political Science, from Indiana University along with the Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award. He then went on to earn a Masters of Philosophy in International Relations with highest distinction from the University of Cambridge as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and a J.D., with academic and pro bono distinction, from Stanford Law School where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Prof. Shackelford successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Governing the Global Commons in International Law and Relations, for a Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge in November 2011.
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