Country: Pakistan

Education: LL.M. Columbia Law School (2018); BA (Law) and MA (Cantab.) University of Cambridge (2014); Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) – International Politics, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2012).

Faculty Advisor: Don Wallace, Jr.

Areas of Study: Law and Economics; Law and Development; Law and Technology; Comparative Corporate and Contract Law.

Morial Shah is an SJD Candidate at Georgetown Law and Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. She studies and teaches business law, corporate law, international economic law, comparative law, and governance. Her dissertation examines the link between autonomy and Special Economic Zones’ (SEZs) success. It draws on ideas from law and economics, law and development, comparative law, international economic law, law and technology, business and commercial law, corporate law, law and anthropology, and related fields.

An award-winning academic, Morial has published articles, book chapters, newspaper op-eds, conference papers, reports, and more in publications such as Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, and others. She has written on legal ethics, women and negotiation, genetics and healthcare law, contract law, business law, international economic law, special economic zones, and other areas. Morial presents her work at local and international conferences and serves on the editorial board of the LUMS Law Journal in Pakistan.

Morial also consults for Politas Consulting LLC – a boutique firm focused on Special Economic Zones. Her work focuses on legislative drafting and involves advising governments, investors, international organizations, and other stakeholders on zones in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, North America, and Latin America.

Morial is an attorney and a mediator in New York State. She has a daughter, two cats, and enjoys yoga.

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