Shakeel Kazmi

  • Adjunct Professor


SJD, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
LLM, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 
LLM Washington College of Law, American University

Adjunct Professor Shakeel Kazmi taught at NYU Abu Dhabi, as Professor of Practice Legal Studies from January 2014 to September 2020. Prior to joining NYUAD, he taught Global Warming and Climate Change at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He also served as a senior research fellow at Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, New York and Center for Beijing Energy Development, North China Electric and Power University, Beijing. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree (SJD) and a LLM from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, New York and a LLM from American University Washington DC. He also attended New York Law School, New York for one full year. In his more than 13 years of teaching in New York, Abu Dhabi, and China, he had worked with students of all levels from a diverse background, and he developed various courses. In China, he had the honor to introduce first climate change law course at Wuhan University and taught as a founding professor of energy and climate change law at Ocean University, Qingdao. Professor Kazmi practiced New York state law for more than 20 years and he had been attending United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings regularly since 2009. Moreover, he spearheaded several events, conferences, and projects with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Professor Kazmi also co taught climate change and renewable energy courses and worked on a joint research with H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE. Professor Kazmi’s recent research on energy efficiency and renewable energy laws in Pakistan, is published in, "UNEP Handbook for Legal Draftsmen on Environmentally Sound Management of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy". As an advisor to a board member, he attended Green Climate Fund board of directors’ meetings in Seoul, Berlin, and Paris. He also served as advisor to the Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan and represented the country in climate change treaty negotiations.