Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.
|PROFESSOR BADISSY SPEAKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON POWER PROJECTS IN AFRICA
January 2021 — Professor Mohamed Rali Badissy recently spoke on a virtual panel hosted by the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) and USAID’s West Africa Energy Program. The panel, titled “Power Purchasing Agreements Negotiation and Management,” was the culmination of a series of dialogues on the future of Africa’s power market after the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full story
|PROFESSOR BADISSY ELECTED TO CHAIR-ELECT OF THE AALS SECTION ON ISLAMIC LAW
December 2020 — Assistant Professor Mohamed Rali Badissy has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Islamic Law. As one of the AALS interest groups, the Islamic Law Section offers relevant programming and recommendations to the association at large at the AALS Annual Meeting each January and throughout the year. “This is an outstanding section that is committed to substantive, current scholarship in an important field of law and understanding,” said Dickinson Law Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle Conway, a former AALS liaison to the Section on Islamic Law. “Their programming is dynamic and insightful.” Full story
|PROFESSOR BADISSY’S RESEARCH INTO LOCAL SOLAR ORDINANCES HIGHLIGHTED BY NPR’S STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA
December 2020 — Confusion and controversy are dominating the conversation around Pennsylvania solar power projects, coming as no surprise to Assistant Professor of Law Mohamed Rali Badissy, whose survey of local ordinances for solar project in the commonwealth was recently highlighted by NPR’s StateImpact Pennsylvania. Full story
|PROFESSOR BADISSY IS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PACIFIC CEO FORUM
November 2020 — Sharing his insights on the regulatory and economic benefits of greater transparency around power purchasing agreements (PPAs), Professor Mohamed Rali Badissy was a keynote speaker at the 2020 Pacific CEO Forum. The Pacific CEO Forum is an annual conference that brings together representatives from energy regulators in the Pacific Islands, project developers, and partners governments/multilateral institutions, hosted by the Asian Development Bank. Full story
|SECOND EDITION OF UNDERSTANDING POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS, A LEADING OPEN-SOURCE GUIDEBOOK, EDITED BY PROFESSOR BADISSY, UNVEILED AT THE AFRICA ENERGY FORUM
October 2020 — Five years after Assistant Professor of Law Mohamed Rali Badissy first brought together a group of world-class experts to collaboratively write Understanding Power Purchase Agreements, a second group gathered in July 2019 to update and refresh the handbook. The second edition, again contributed to and principally edited by Professor Badissy, was released at the virtual Africa Energy Forum, the largest gathering of government leaders and private investors in Africa’s power market. Full story
|PROFESSOR BADISSY JOINS ENERGY FOR GROWTH HUB AS ADVISOR
May 2020 — Professor Mohamed Rali Badissy recently was invited to join the nonprofit organization Energy for Growth Hub as an advisor on energy finance. The Energy for Growth Hub is comprised of scholars and advocates from leading universities, think tanks, and other organizations around the world, including Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Michigan, UC-Berkeley, Rice, Colorado School of Mines, and Chicago, the World Bank, and think tanks in Abuja, Accra, Bangkok, Cape Town, Jakarta, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Washington. Full story
|DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR MOHAMED RALI BADISSY EARNS PRESTIGIOUS IEE SEED GRANT
April 2020 — The details are always in the fine print—and this lesson is being learned the hard way across Africa, challenging decarbonization efforts for the continent. Governments throughout Africa are pursuing renewable energy mandates, energy efficiency standards, and other decarbonization reforms, but they face implementation challenges under legacy agreements for thermal power that often have been in place for decades.
|DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES NEW PROFESSORS TO ITS COMMUNITY
July 2019 — Mohamed Rali Badissy and Sarah J. Williams have joined the full-time faculty at Penn State Dickinson Law as assistant professors of law. Badissy will teach Contracts, Corporate Finance, Energy Law and Policy, and International Law. Williams will teach Federal Securities Regulation, Financial Statement Fundamentals, Professional Responsibility, and Property.
|PROFESSOR BADISSY’S RESEARCH ON PA SOLAR ORDINANCES SUPPORTED BY PENN STATE CENTER FOR ENERGY LAW AND POLICY
January 2020 — Assistant Professor of Law Mohamed Rali Badissy’s research focused on analyzing solar ordinances across Pennsylvania has a new partner: Penn State’s Center for Energy Law and Policy. The Center for Energy Law and Policy is funding an expansion of the solar ordinance research team and will also support interdisciplinary collaboration around interpretation of the research results. The collaboration aims to create resources to provide policy makers at the local and state level with meaningful insight into the impact of various components of a solar ordinance. Full story