Faculty Profiles : Sharad Kumar Sharma
Lecturer in Law
Professor Sharad Sharma received an LLB focusing in Criminal Law from Kathmandu School of Law, and a JD from Handong International Law School. He is the first Christian attorney licensed in both the United States and Nepal to date.

Before studying at HILS, Professor Sharma worked with various human rights groups aiding children in the Upper Himalayas. He also played a role in advancing government initiatives and non-government relief and reconstruction efforts in some of the most remote areas of Nepal after the devastating Nepal Earthquake of 2015.

After completing his J.D. program, he clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Tom Parker of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Shortly after that, Professor Sharma returned to South Korea to pursue a Ph.D. in International Environmental Law. He has experience working with various law firms in Nepal (Gorkha Law Firm), South Korea (Anguk Law Offices), and Japan (Nishimura and Asahi). He has also published multiple articles about biodiversity conservation and its interlinkages with indigenous people, economy, and politics.

Professor Sharma takes joy in training students on moot courts. He has over ten years of experience in coaching and judging teams in various International Moot Court Competitions including the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Competition, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Professor Sharma teaches courses on Legal Research and Writing, and International Environmental Law.