Carliss Chatman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Duke University
J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Professional Responsibility

Carliss N. Chatman joined Stetson in 2015. She teaches in the areas of professional responsibility and business organizations. Professor Chatman’s scholarship interests include the governance of corporations and how it impacts rights of and relationships with natural persons as well as energy law and regulation.

Prior to law teaching, Professor Chatman was a commercial litigation attorney in Houston, Texas. In practice, she focused on trial law, appeals and arbitration in pharmaceutical, health care, mass torts, product liability, as well as oil, gas and mineral law. In addition to negotiating settlements and obtaining successful verdicts, Professor Chatman has also analyzed and drafted position statements regarding the constitutionality of statutes and the impact of statutory revisions for presentation to the Texas Legislature. Professor Chatman is a 2004 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she was a member of The Texas Journal of Women and the Law, and served on the Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2001 from Duke University with honors in English.

She has been admitted to the bar in all Texas courts and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. 

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