Shashi Kant Yadav is an environmental law researcher who studies the application of the precautionary principle on unconventional natural gas extraction processes. His research focuses on how differences in multilevel regulatory frameworks (namely: the EU, India, the US, and Australia) impact the application of the precautionary principle through the case study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Shashi is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Surrey and is associated with Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law. His research is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Surrey. Before this, he was a visiting researcher with the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) - University of Dundee, Scotland. He completed his LLM (with distinction) from Central European University (CEU), Austria. CEU fully funded his research-based LLM. Shashi’s academic publications use comparative legal methods to study transitional energy laws. 

My qualifications

LLM (with Distinction) in Comparative Constitutional Law

Thesis: Comparative Dimensions of ‘Water’ As “Shared Competence” In Cooperative Federalist Structures of the US, India, And Australia: A Case Study of Regulating Fracking-Specific Water Risks
Central European University

Affiliations and memberships

International Union for Conservation of Nature Law (Environmental Law Group)
UK Environmental Law Association
Bar Council of India
The Society of Legal Scholar
European Environmental Law Forum



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