Aisha Saad is a Dickerson Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Her research interests pertain to corporate law and governance, and to environmental and tort law. In corporate law, she is interested in the contemporary treatment of corporate purpose, most prominently captured by the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) agenda, and in understanding how this notion allocates decision-making power. In environmental and tort law, her recent research has examined obstacles to the success of causation arguments in climate litigation and advanced that methodologies in attribution science might address existing gaps.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Aisha was a Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. She was previously the inaugural Bartlett Fellow at Yale Law School. Aisha has externed for Judge William Fletcher on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Edward Chen on the US District Court for the Northern District of California. She holds a JD from Yale Law School, a DPhil in Geography from Oxford University, and a BS in Environmental Health Science from UNC Chapel Hill.
Aisha's work has been published in Nature Climate Change, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Boston College Law Review, the New England Law Review, and the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.
Yale Law School
Juris Doctorate, May 2018
University of Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy, September 2013
Dissertation: Contesting Corporate Social Responsibility: Public Challenges to the Modern Corporation in the 21st Century (Supervised by Professor Gordon Clark)
Masters of Philosophy with Distinction, Geography and the Environment, September 2011
University of North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health Science, May 2009 (Highest Honors)
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language, May 2009 (Highest Honors)
Memberships and Professional Affiliations
Admitted to the New York Bar, pending admission to the California Bar.
Awards and Honors
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
- Switzer Fellowship
- Morehead-Cain Scholarship