Carliss N. Chatman is an American law professor and attorney. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law ; she formerly taught at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She focuses on on Corporate Law and Legal Ethics.
Early Life & Education
Carliss Chatman is a native of Houston, Texas. In 2001, she received her Bachelor's degrees in English with minors in African-American studies and Women's studies from Duke University. She then earned her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004.
Carliss Chatman's first job in the legal field was as a summer associate for Fulbright & Jaworski. After graduating from UT Austin, she became an attorney for Vinson & Elkins. While there, she specialized in cases related to mass tort and toxic tort litigation, tax controversy, and commercial litigation.
In 2015, Carliss Chatman got involved in academia. The first institution in which she taught was Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida , where she taught in the areas of professional responsibility, business organizations and transactional skills. 
In June 2017, Chatman started lecturing at Northern Illinois University College of Law. She taught courses on contracts, unincorporated entities, corporations, and transactional skills that incorporated corporate law and UCC Article. 
In August 2018, Chatman became a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Washington and Lee University School of Law. She lectures on financial regulation and sales. In December 2018, she began working for W&L full time.
- The Myth of the Attorney Whistleblower: An Analysis of Rule 1.13 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (in progress).
- The Corporate Personhood Two-Step, 18 Nev. L.J. 811 (2018)
- Judgment Without Notice: The Unconstitutionality of Constructive Notice Following Citizens United, 105 Ky. L.J. 49 (2016).
- HOLA Preemption and the Original Intent of Congress: Are Federal Thrifts Necessary to Stabilize the Housing Market?, 18 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 565 (2013).