Shakeel Kazmi, Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies, Social Science, NYUAD

Shakeel Kazmi

Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies, Social Science

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


Professor Shakeel Kazmi holds doctor of law (S.J.D. 2012) and masters of law (LL.M. 2010) degrees in Environmental Law from the Pace University School of Law. He is also a graduate from the American University Washington College of Law (LL.M. 1994). Prior to joining NYUAD as adjunct professor legal studies, he has taught Global Warming and Climate Change at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York. He has held visiting appointments at Wuhan University and Qingdao University in China. In addition to teaching climate change law and policy, Professor Kazmi has practiced law in New York for more than 17 years. He is also an advisor to Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan and is actively involved in climate change treaty negotiations. In this role, he has attended United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, Doha, and Warsaw. As an advisor to a board member, he has attended Green Climate Fund board of directors meetings in Seoul, Berlin, and Paris. Professor Kazmi researches in the area of Climate Change, focusing on the climate change displacement and renewable energy in developing countries. He is the author of Climate Change: Human Rights In The Times Of Climate Displacement [forthcoming] and a co-author Renewable Energy and Development, Case Study Analyses, and Environmental Law of the United Arab Emirates: A Comparative Study of Environmental Laws, Regulations and Policies of the United Arab Emirates.