Nasser Alreshaid

SJD Candidate


Nasser Alreshaid, an SJD Candidate at American University Washington College of Law, is completing his dissertation entitled, “GCC States’ Initiated Sustainable Government Procurement Institutions in an International Trade and Investment Law’s World.” He is a SJD Representative on the LL.M./SJD Board and a Sustainable Development Law and Policy Staff member.

Mr. Alreshaid was a member of the Kuwaiti National Council on Human Rights, and co-authored both Kuwait’s National Report on Human Rights, as part of the UPR process to the UNHRC, and Kuwait’s Civil and Political Rights Report to the UN. He was also appointed to prepare Kuwait’s first report on human rights to the League of Arab States. In addition, he supervised parliamentary and municipality elections. He worked as a prosecutor at the Public Prosecution of Kuwait primarily on economic crimes, including public funds related crimes, money laundering, corruption, and commercial activities offences. Recently, he started focusing his research on Post-Arab Spring societies. He is currently a consultant at the World Bank working on Global Indicators.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., Candidate, American University Washington College of Law
LL.M., International Legal Studies, NYU School of Law
LL.M., Public Law, Kuwait University, With Honors
Judicial and Legal Studies Establishment Program, Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, First Class Honors
LL.B. University of Sharjah, First Class Honors

Areas of Specialization

International Trade Law
International Investment Law
Law and Development
Transitional Justice Human Rights

Fellowships & Achievements

International Visitor Leadership Program Alumni, U.S. State Department, 2015International Law and Human Rights Fellow, NYU School of Law, 2014Transitional Justice Leadership Program Scholar, NYU School of Law, 2014Trainer of IHL for the ICRC, 2013


Nasser Alreshaid, Lodging the Sustainable Development Goals in the International Trade Regime: from Trade Rhetoric to Trade Plethoric, 22 J. Envt’l. & Sustainability L. (2016).

Nasser Alreshaid, Revisiting the Notion of Full Protection and Security of Foreign Direct Investments in Post-Gadhafi Libya: Two Governments, Tribal Violence, Militias, and Plenty More, 28 Fla. J. Int'l L. (2016).

Contact Information

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