Ryan Clements, BA (Hons.), LLB (Distinction), LLM (Magna Cum Laude), SJD Candidate (Duke)
Limited Retainer, Corporate & Contracts Lawyer
Ryan Clements is a licensed lawyer (Alberta, Ontario) and provides corporate and contract review services, on a limited retainer basis, with Kahane Law Office.
Ryan holds multiple degrees in law including an LLB (Distinction, First Class) from the University of Alberta, and an LLM (Master of Laws, Magna Cum Laude) from Duke University Law School (2018) as well as a degree in Honors Economics from the University of Alberta (2004). Ryan has extensive contract drafting and review experience, as well as transactional deal exposure, as a corporate and business lawyer, across a diverse range of public and private company matters including start-up enterprises and financing, technology, franchising, and a variety of other business structures and industries.
Ryan is currently a doctoral candidate in juridical science (SJD) at Duke Law School where he focuses his doctoral academic research interests on exchange traded products, financialization, financial product innovation, and financial technology. He’s also published widely on legal and business topics with a focus on corporate law and financial technology. He has published, or has forthcoming publications, in the Alberta Law Review, the Michigan Entrepreneurial & Business Law Review, the Journal of Law & Education, the William & Mary Business Law Review, and the University of Calgary Public Policy Research Paper Series. He’s also published extensively on innovation, financial and business regulation matters through the Duke Global Financial Markets Center FinReg Blog.
He is also currently a graduate teaching and research assistant at Duke Law School, and has been in the past an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where he has taught classes in Entrepreneurial Law and Corporations Law. In this capacity he was awarded the top teaching award for adjunct instructors at the University of Alberta Law School (the 2016 Pringle / Royal Teaching Excellence Award). He also has experience as an instructor at SAIT in Business Law in the Energy Asset Management Program at the MacPhail School of Energy, and has helped design an online course (Coursera) in Financial Technology at Duke Law School.