Nadia B. Ahmad

Nadia Ahmad

Nadia B. Ahmad


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Nadia B. Ahmad is an Associate Professor at Barry University School of Law. Professor Ahmad’s research explores the intersections of energy siting, the environment, and sustainable development and draws on international investment law and corporate social responsibility. She has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2016, she was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 honoree for her leadership and community involvement. Prior to joining the Barry Law faculty, she was the inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Law at Pace Law School. Earlier, she worked with Sustainable Development Strategies Group and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University. Professor Ahmad’s other experiences included working for the Denver office of a multinational oil and gas company and in private law practice in Florida in the areas of land use, zoning, asset protection, and bad faith litigation. 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; law degree (JD) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law; and a master of laws (LLM) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


JD, University of Florida Levin College of Law; LLM, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Areas of Expertise

  1. Environmental Justice
  2. Sustainable Development
  3. Faith and Ecology

Selected Publications

“Mask Off” – The Coloniality of Environmental Justice, 25 WIDENER L. REV. 173 (2019)

Energy for Metropolis, 73 U. MIAMI L. REV. 258 (2018)

Resiliency and Responsive Regulation for Advanced Biofuels, 36 VIRGINIA ENVT’L L. J. 40 (2018)

Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts as a Path to Peace in LAWYERS AS CHANGEMAKERS: THE GLOBAL INTEGRATIVE LAW MOVEMENT (American Bar Association) (2017)

The Baseline Bar, 60 KANSAS L. REV. 579 (2017)

Trust or Bust: Complications with Tribal Trust Obligations and Environmental Sovereignty, 41 VERMONT L. REV 799 (2017)

Blood Biofuels, 27 DUKE ENVT’L. L. & POL’Y FORUM 265 (2017)

Monsoons, Hydropower, and Climate Justice in Pakistan’s River Communities in CLIMATE JUSTICE: CASE STUDIES IN GLOBAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES (Environmental Law Institute) (2016)

Financial Incentives for Wetland Protection and Restoration in The Wetland Book: Structure and Function, Management and Methods (Springer) (2016)

A Primer: Air and Water Environmental Quality Standards in the United States, 40 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL’Y REV. 115 (2016) (with Jason Czarnezki and Siu Tip Lam)

Billionaires, Birds, and Environmental Brawls: Reconceptualizing Energy Easements, 6 WASH. & LEE J. ENERGY, CLIMATE, & ENV’T 3 (2015)


The Islamic Influence in (Pre-)Colonial and Early America: A Historico-Legal Snapshot,12 SEATTLE J. SOC. JUST. 913 (2014)

The International Sugar Trade and Sustainable Development: Curtailing the Sugar Rush, 39 N.C. J. INT’L L. & COM. REG. 675 (2014)

A National Mineral Policy as an International Investment Law Stratagem: The Case of Tajikistan’s Gold Reserves, 27 PAC. MCGEORGE GLOBAL BUS. & DEV. L.J. 1 (2014)

“Turn on the Lights” – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path in Pakistan, 5 WASH. & LEE J. ENERGY, CLIMATE, & ENV’T 165 (2014)

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

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)

Unveiling the Real Terrorist Mind (Xlibris, 2002)

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