Senior research fellows
Lahore University of Management Sciences School of Law and Policy in Pakistan
Shah graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1998 and a law degree, cum laude, in 2002.
He was a visiting research/teaching fellow at Temple University Law School in Philadelphia from 2002 to 2003 and subsequently a lecturer of law at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan, before joining LUMS. He was also research faculty at the University of Michigan Law School from 2008 to 2009. While on sabbatical last year, Shah served as the legal advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where his expert advice on matters of international law was sought regularly including on promoting Pakistan compliance with human rights regimes.
Shah's area of expertise and teaching relates to public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, state sovereignty, global terrorism and World Trade Organization laws. He has published extensively in leading journals, including the American Journal of International Law and the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. His book, International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan: The legal and socio-political aspects, is forthcoming in fall 2014 (Routledge – ISBN 978-0-415-82801-7).