Barry Law Professor recognized as one of Orlando Business Journal's 40 under 40

Barry Law Professor recognized as one of Orlando Business Journal's 40 under 40

Barry Law Professor Nadia B. Ahmad was selected by the Orlando Business Journal as part of the magazine's 2016 class of "40 Under 40." The distinction recognizes Central Florida’s top professionals under the age for 40 who have made significant achievements in their career.

“I'm humbled by this honor and profoundly appreciative," said assistant professor of law Nadia B. Ahmad. "It’s particularly affirming to have had my work recognized in this way. This honor is also a testament to the expanding reputation of Barry Law School and the training of future lawyers and business leaders,” said Ahmad.

According to the magazine, along with professional success, the honorees also have been heavily involved in the local community through charitable causes and missions that help make Orlando a world-class city.

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 currently serves as a Chair of the ABA’s Environmental Justice Committee, Chair of Younger Comparativists Committee’s Linkages and Engagement Advisory Group of the American Society of Comparative Law, and Regional Chair of Mid-Florida for the Florida Muslim Bar Association.

"This distinction is a testament to the quality of our professors here at Barry Law," said Barry Law Dean Leticia M. Diaz. "We're so proud of Nadia and happy that she's getting the recognition she deserves for all of her work here."

Professor Ahmad has published over 20 scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews and was competitively selected twice to present at the Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Scholarship at Columbia Law School. The honorees of the “40 Under 40” distinction will be celebrated at the Orlando Business Journal’s awards reception on Nov. 10 at Audi North Orlando.

To read the full article in the Orlando Business Journal, head to the magazine's website.