Adam Shelton

Adam Shelton is the Immunity and Accountability fellow at the Institute for Justice. He joined IJ in July of 2019.

As the Immunity and Accountability fellow, he focuses both on research and litigation in support of the Project on Immunity and Accountability’ mission of holding government officials accountable for their violations of constitutional rights through academic writings and litigation efforts. Prior to that, Adam was the CJE fellow and focused on content production and assisting in the center’s mission of educating the public about the proper role of judges in enforcing constitutional limits on the size and scope of government.

Prior to joining IJ, Adam was a law clerk at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. He is a 2018 graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. In addition to clerking for IJ Minneapolis during law school, he was a legal intern for the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. Adam received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Arizona State University and is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adam is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

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