Professor of Practice in Legal Studies
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: SJD AND LLM, Environmental Law, Pace University School of Law; LLM, American University Washington College of Law.
Research Areas: environmental law, climate change law
Professor Shakeel Kazmi holds a doctor of law (SJD 2012) and master of law (LLM 2010) degrees in Environmental Law from the Pace University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law (LLM 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 of 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.