Carla L. Reyes

Professor Carla L. Reyes’ joined the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law as an Assistant Professor of Law in 2020. She previously taught at Michigan State University College of Law as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation from 2018-2020. She teaches Business Enterprises, Secured Transactions, Technology Transactions, Artificial Intelligence & the Law, and Blockchain Law & Policy. Professor Reyes’ current research focuses on the intersection of blockchain technology and the law, considering the technology from a commercial and corporate law perspective, including how to apply computational law in those arenas. Recognized for her leadership in the issues raised by the intersection of business law and technology, Professor Reyes also currently serves as the Research Director for the Uniform Law Commission’s Technology Committee, co-chair of the Digital Assets sub-group of the Joint ULC/ALI Drafting Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies, a full member of the UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Private Law Working Group, and an individual expert on the UNIDROIT Best Practices for Effective Enforcement Working Group. A former Fulbright Scholar, Professor Reyes enjoyed the privilege of pursuing her research as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University from September 2017-August 2019. Professor Reyes also actively contributes to blockchain technology initiatives at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, the American Bar Association, Stanford’s CodeX, and the University London Centre for Blockchain Technologies. Prior to law teaching, Professor Reyes practiced law as an associate in the Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency industry group at Perkins Coie LLP. Professor Reyes earned her J.D. magna cum laude and an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law, and holds an MPP from the Duke University Sanford school of Public Policy.


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