Nadia Ahmad
Barry Law School

6441 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807, United States
Phone: 3212065731
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • International Law & Trade
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

Practice/Organization Description

Nadia Ahmad is a law professor at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. She researches and teaches in the areas of energy law, property law, sustainable development environmental justice, corporate social responsibility, business organizations, and international investment law. She has published extensively in academic journals and legal publications.

Prior to joining the Barry Law faculty, Professor Ahmad was the inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Law at Pace Law School. She also served as a Legal Fellow with Sustainable Development Strategies Group and conducted research at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University. Professor Ahmad’s earlier experience included working for a multinational oil and gas company in Denver and in private law practice in Florida. Prior to law school, she established a nonprofit organization, Students for International Peace and Justice, to raise awareness of civil rights issues among Muslim, South Asian, and Arab communities following the September 11th attacks.

Nadia is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Justice Committee. She has served as a consultant to international financial institutions working on natural resources projects in Central Asia and Africa. She is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the state bars of Florida and Colorado.

Bar Admissions

The Colorado Bar

The Florida Bar

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, LLM

University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD

University of California at Berkeley, BA

Professional Associations & Memberships

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

American Bar Association

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Honors and Awards

International Law Quarterly Editors’ Choice Award

Virgil Hawkins Fellowship

Barbara L. Frye Scholarship, Florida Capital Press Club

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