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Nadia B. Ahmad

Nadia B. Ahmad
Nadia B. Ahmad

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Law
BA, University of California, Berkeley
JD, University of Florida, Levin College of Law
LLM, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

(914) 422-4064
Office: P218

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Nadia B. Ahmad is a visiting assistant professor at Pace Law School. Professor Ahmad’s research explores the intersections of energy law and the environment and draws on international investment law, energy justice, corporate best practices, and corporate social responsibility. Alongside her scholarship on energy law and the environment, Professor Ahmad also writes about women’s legal rights in South Asia and the Middle East. 

Prior to joining Pace Law School, Professor Ahmad worked in the Denver office of Noble Energy, a multinational oil and gas company, focusing on division orders, oil and gas title, and post-production royalty matters in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. Additionally, as a Legal Fellow with the Colorado-based NGO, Sustainable Development Strategies Group, Professor Ahmad analyzed foreign mining and natural resource development laws for compliance with sustainable development principles. Earlier, Professor Ahmad was an attorney in private practice in Florida and handled civil litigation, real property, land use and zoning, corporate and employment law matters.

Professor Ahmad earned an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature with language emphases in Latin and English from the University of California at Berkeley with high honors, a law degree (JD) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and a masters of law (LLM) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is a member of the state bars of Florida and Colorado.


The Genealogy of Islamic Environmental Law, in Locating Nature: Making and Unmaking International Law (forthcoming)


Meta-Regulation for Sustainability Reporting, in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Development: the nexus of private and public interests (Routledge) (forthcoming 2015)


Financial Incentives for Wetland Protection and Restoration, in Encyclopedia of Wetlands (Springer) (forthcoming 2015)


Necessity and Sufficiency of Environmental Impact Statements under § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)) Concerning Climate Change, 85 AMERICAN LAW REPORT FEDERAL 2d 1 (2014)


Tradition v. Modernity in Attia Hosain’s Sunlight on Broken Column and Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters, in On the Road to Baghdad, or Traveling Bi-Culturalism: Theorizing a Bi-Cultural Approach to World Fiction, ed. Gönül Pultar, (New Academia, 2005)


Editor, Unveiling the Real Terrorist Mind, (Random House: Xlibris, 2002)


Billionaires, Birds, and Brawls: Reconceptualizing Energy Easements for Eco-Efficiency, 37 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LAW REVIEW __ (2015)


The International Sugar Trade and Sustainable Development: Curtailing the Sugar Rush, 39 NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & COMMERCIAL REGULATION 675 (2014)


A National Mineral Policy as an International Investment Law Stratagem: The Case of Tajikistan’s Gold Reserves, 27 PACIFIC MCGEORGE BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT LAW 1 (2014).  


The Islamic Influence in (Pre-)Colonial and Early America: A Historico-Legal Snapshot, 12 SEATTLE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL JUSTICE  __ (2014) 


“Turn on the Lights” – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path in Pakistan, 5 WASHINGTON & LEE JOURNAL OF ENERGY, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 165 (2013)


The Tropics Exploited: Risk Preparedness and Corporate Social Responsibility in Offshore Energy Development, 1 TEXAS A&M LAW REVIEW 335 (2013). 


Gauging the Gender Divide in the Middle East’s Educational System: Causes, Concerns, and the Impetus for Change, JOURNAL OF RELIGION & SOCIETY (2013).


Missouri Oil & Gas Update, 19 TEXAS WESLEYAN LAW REVIEW 391 (2013). 


High Speed Public Policy for Algae-Based Biofuel as a Viable Energy Alternative: Improving Florida-China Relations through Sustainable Collaboration, INTERNATIONAL LAW QUARTERLY (2012).