Amelia Miazad

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Position Title
Acting Professor of Law

Bio

Professor Amelia Miazad is as an expert on the nexus between corporate law and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. 

Professor Miazad’s work has been published in several law reviews including Vanderbilt Law Review (Corporate Law and Social Risk), Minnesota Law Review (The Hidden Power of Compliance), UC Davis Law Review (Sex, Power, and Corporate Governance), UC Hastings Law Review (Prosocial Antitrust), and the Journal of Corporation Law (A Test of Stakeholder Governance). Professor Miazad’s work has been quoted by the business and legal media including The Financial TimesPoliticoThe World Economic ForumLaw360, and The Recorder.

Before coming to UC Davis, Professor Miazad was a Senior Research Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law. At Berkeley Law, Professor Miazad founded and led the Business in Society Institute. The Institute’s mission is to define and advance a legal and policy agenda that encourages companies to account for stakeholders and the environment.

Professor Miazad is a leading voice on ESG and stakeholder governance and regularly presents to audiences in the US and internationally. Professor Miazad has created and teaches a number of courses for corporate executives and board members, including Sustainable Capitalism and ESG. Professor Miazad is also the creator and host of The ESG Beat Podcast, where she interviews both practitioners and academics on topics ranging from shareholder proposals on racial equity audits to board oversight of climate change.  

Professor Miazad received her J.D. from Berkeley Law. She is a refugee from Afghanistan and is the first Afghan American law professor in the United States.

*Appointment begins Fall 2022

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Corporate Law