Jarrod Shobe

Professor of Law

Professor Jarrod Shobe joined the BYU Law faculty in July 2016. Prior to coming to BYU, Professor Shobe worked as a tax associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City primarily representing investors in private equity and hedge funds. Professor Shobe is an expert in partnership taxation and complex corporate and partnership structures, including private equity tax and fee structures. Professor Shobe teaches partnership tax, business organizations, and legislation and regulation. He has also co-taught a course at Yale Law School on private equity fund formation structures. Professor Shobe’s research interests are in private equity funds, dual-class business structures, and the intersection between the legislative process and statutory interpretation. Professor Shobe is a graduate of Yale Law School. He also holds a B.S. in Accountancy and a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Courses Taught

  • Business Organizations
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Partnership Tax


  • J.D., Yale University
  • B.S., Arizona State University
  • The Dual Class Spectrum, (working paper).
  • Congressional Rules of Interpretation, William & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming).
  • Codification and the Hidden Work of Congress, 67 UCLA L. Rev. 640 (2020).
  • Enacted Legislative Findings and Purposes, 86 U. Chi. L. Rev. 669 (2019).
  • Agency Legislative History, 68 Emory L.J. 283 (2018). [SSRN]
  • Agencies as Legislators: An Empirical Study of the Role of Agencies in the Legislative Process, 85 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 451 (2017). [SSRN]
  • Misaligned Interests in Private Equity, 2016 BYU L. Rev. 1437. [SSRN]
  • Intertemporal Statutory Interpretation and the Evolution of Legislative Drafting, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 807 (2014). [SSRN]