Faculty Biography

Nilmini Silva-Send

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • PhD, 2007, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel
  • LLM, 2003, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel
  • LLB, 2001, University of London
  • MS, 1986. University of California, Davis
  • BS, 1982, University of Sussex

Areas of Expertise

Doctor Silva-Send teaches in the areas of energy law and international law and policy. 

Professional Experience

Silva-Send is the senior policy analyst at USD's Energy Policy Initiatives Center, where she contributes research and analysis to EPIC’s ongoing energy and climate change projects. Currently she is researching energy use and costs and benefits of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. Silva-Send has conducted legal and technical analysis of environmental laws in Europe and the U.S. throughout her career. She has also taught upper level and graduate level international law courses in Germany.

Honors and Affiliations

Silva-Send is a member of the International Bar Association.

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