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Shashi Kant Yadav

Doctoral Researcher, University of Surrey

I look into how law addresses the limitations of science in predicting the impact of energy-transitional technology on the environment. In doing so, my PhD project uses the legal transplants method of comparative law to highlight the movement and contextual reshaping of the precautionary principle in different legal systems by focusing on the case study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

My PhD research is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Surrey. Before this, I was a visiting researcher with the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, Scotland. I have completed my LLM (with distinction) from Central European University (CEU), Austria. CEU fully funded his research-based LLM.


  • –present
    Doctoral researcher in environmental regulations, University of Surrey


  • 2021 
    Central European University , Comparative Constitutional Law


  • 2021
    The Oil and Gas Sector in India: Balancing Business Policies and Public Interest by the Supreme Court of India, Global Energy Law and Sustainability
  • 2020
    Hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination in India: evaluating the need for precautionary action, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • 2019
    Continual diminishing of the Aravalli hills: Assessing intergenerational equity, Economic and Political Weekly
  • 2018
    Challenges in Shale Gas Production Cannot Be Resolved by Generic Environment Clearance Processes, Economic and Political Weekly

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Doctoral Research Funding
    Funding Source:
    University of Surrey
  • 2020
    Master's Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Central European University

Professional Memberships

  • IUCN- Environmental Law Group