Chelsea Banister

Visiting Assistant Professor





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Chelsea Banister is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and teaches in the first-year Lawyering Program.

Professor Banister previously worked as an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Washington, D.C., where she focused her practice on complex commercial and trademark litigation.  

Prior to joining Kilpatrick, Professor Banister clerked for Judge David C. Norton in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina for two years. 

Professor Banister received her J.D. (with honors) from the University of North Carolina School of Law and her B.A. (highest distinction) in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina.  While attending law school, Chelsea was a staff member for the North Carolina Law Review and a member of the Broun National Trial Team.  She also received a Certificate in International Business Law from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III in Lyon, France

Prior to law school, Professor Banister worked for an international human rights agency in Washington, D.C. and Lusaka, Zambia.