Senior Policy Analyst
C. Hugh Friedman Fellow in Energy Law and Policy
- PhD, 2004, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
- LLB, 2002, University of London
- BS, 1998, University of Sussex
Dr. Nilmini Silva-Send is the senior policy analyst and the C. Hugh Friedman Fellow in Energy Law and Policy at the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) at USD School of Law. In this role, she contributes research and analysis to EPIC’s ongoing energy and climate change projects. In recent years she has focused on transportation energy use and researches costs of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. She is also a researcher in a recently awarded multidisciplinary National Science Foundation Climate Science Education project.
During her career Dr. Silva-Send has served in a variety of roles in which she conducted legal and technical analysis of environmental laws in Europe and the U.S., and carried out environmental due diligence assessments in Europe. She has also taught upper level and graduate level international law courses in Germany. More recently she taught International and European Environmental Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. In 2010 she started a contemporary course in International Lawand Policy related to energy at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Dr. Silva-Send has a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in International Law and Policy. She is a member of the International Bar Association.