Associate Professor of Law
Office: Suite 2008F
Campus Phone: 419.530.2871
Secretary: Sandra Garcia; 419.530.2878
Shelley Cavalieri joined the Faculty in Fall 2011 as an Assistant Professor teaching Property. Her research focuses on economic, social, and cultural rights, and she is currently working on a number of projects related to land reform based upon her fieldwork in Guatemala. Cavalieri is also engaged in interdisciplinary research funded by the Department of Defense on problems related to Medicaid access for disabled military dependents. She has written extensively on the topic of human trafficking, based on her work with trafficked persons overseas and on trafficking issues in the United States. Her recent publications include Between Victim and Agent: A Third-Way Feminist Account of Trafficking for Sex Work, in the Indiana Law Journal (Fall 2011) and The Eyes that Blind Us: The Overlooked Phenomenon of Trafficking into the Agricultural Sector, in the Northern Illinois Law Review (Summer 2011).
Prior to joining the Toledo faculty, Cavalieri was a Visiting Assistant Professor at West Virginia University College of Law, where she taught Property, Legal Research and Writing, and Comparative Law in Guanajuato, Mexico. In addition, she co-directed the West Virginia University College of Law’s Immigration Law Clinic, through which she taught students to represent asylum seekers, persons seeking immigration benefits, and persons in removal proceedings.
Cavalieri received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, where she was Senior Articles Editor for the California Law Review. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with an honors interdisciplinary B.A. in bioethics. Professor Cavalieri clerked for The Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and The Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington.
Linchpin Approaches to Salvaging Neighborhoods in the Legacy Cities of the Midwest, 92 Chicago-Kent Law Review __ (2017) (invited) (forthcoming).
Grounding Land Reform, 89 St. John’s L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).
Capabilities Approach, in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Nancy A. Naples, et al., eds.) (forthcoming 2014).
Medicaid Access for Disabled Military Dependents: Legal and Regulatory Analysis, Report to the Department of Defense (2013).
Between Victim and Agent: A Third-Way Feminist Account of Trafficking for Sex Work, 86 Indiana Law Journal 1409 (2011).
The Eyes that Blind Us: The Overlooked Phenomenon of Trafficking into the Agricultural Sector, 31 Northern Illinois Law Review 501 (2011).