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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.


Meta-Regulation for Environmental 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)


Billionaires, Birds, and Environmental Brawls: Reconceptualizing Energy Easements, 6 WASHINGTON & LEE JOURNAL OF ENERGY, CLIMATE, & THE ENVIRONMENT 3 (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).  


“Turn on the Lights” – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path in Pakistan5 WASHINGTON & LEE JOURNAL OF ENERGY, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 165 (2013)


The Tropics Exploited: Risk Preparedness and Corporate Social Responsibility in Offshore Energy Development1 TEXAS A&M LAW REVIEW 335 (2013).