Faculty members selected for the research fellowship hold the title of Chancellor Faculty Fellow for two years, during which they receive an unrestricted allocation of $40,000 a year, to be used to support their research and scholarship. The fellowship program is designed to advance the research of faculty members who have recently been awarded tenure.
Each cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows meets as a group throughout of their fellowships to exchange ideas on teaching and research, build a broader intellectual community, and advance trans-institutional scholarship.
Yadav’s current scholarly work focuses on the regulatory response to the rapid evolution and deployment of financial technology, or fintech, both in the United States and globally. At the law school, she teaches Securities Regulation, Corporate Bankruptcy, International Financial Regulation and Market Microstructure.
Since joining Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2011, Yadav has served as honorary advisor to India’s Financial Services Law Reform Commission and on the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on Divergence and the Transatlantic Financial Reform and G-20 Agenda. She is a member of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee and the Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She was the law school’s Enterprise Faculty Fellow for 2017-19.
Yadav earned an M.A. in law and modern languages with First Class honors at the University of Cambridge, after which she earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where she focused on financial and capital markets regulation, payment systems and terrorist financing.
Before joining Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2011, Yadav worked as legal counsel with the World Bank in its finance, private-sector development and infrastructure unit, where she specialized in financial regulation and insolvency and creditor-debtor rights. Before joining the World Bank in 2009, she had practiced in the London and Paris offices of Clifford Chance, in the firm’s financial regulation and derivatives group, from 2004 to 2008.
“Yesha’s research focuses on an uncertain regulatory frontier and has important policy implications,” said Chris Guthrie, Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law. “I’m pleased that another member of the law faculty will benefit from an excellent program designed to boost the research of accomplished young faculty members.”
Yadav is the fourth member of the law faculty to be named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow. Ganesh Sitaraman is a member of the 2018 class of fellows, and previous fellows include Terry Maroney of the 2017 cohort and Sean Seymore and Daniel Sharfstein, both members of the inaugural 2015 cohort.