Faculty Profile

Mr. Uzair Kayani

Assistant Professor

Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law

Uzair teaches Torts, Commercial Law, and Law & Economics. Tort liability distributes the costs of social and economic harms to those parties that can best prevent, bear, or insure against them. Commercial law sets default rules for market exchange (sales, negotiable instruments, and securities), and market participants (partnerships, corporations, and hybrid forms). Economic analysis of law applies microeconomic insights (primarily price theory, game theory, and social choice) to study the incentives created by law and other forms of regulation.

Uzair studied social choice and game theory with Professors Elizabeth M. Penn and John W. Patty at Washington University in St. Louis. He studied law and economics with Professor Richard Epstein, Judge Richard Posner, Professor William Landes, and Professor Douglas Baird at the University of Chicago. Earlier, Uz studied political philosophy, literature, and the Classics at Middlebury College (Vermont) and Deep Springs College (California).

Uz spends his free time toying with economic models and math puzzles, playing chess, writing, and playing guitar.

    • Others
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Drone Strikes Raise Specter of Lives we Grieve and Lives we Don't.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Myths About the Stock Exchange.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Case to make FDI stay in Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Treasury Yield Curve: Not all is Doom and Gloom.
    • PaperI
      • Kayani, U. (2016). International Trade Law: Strategies, Pitfalls, and Controversies. Government Officers' Fellowship Programme, Research Society for International Law, Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Human Rights and Constitutional Protection. American Bar Assoc. Rule of Law Initiative, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). The Convention Against Torture. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2015). Human Rights and Human Development: Two Paradigms of Progress. Pakistan Ministry of Human Rights, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). A Critique of Bilateral Investment Treaties with Developing Countries. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Alternative Dispute Resolution Versus Litigation. Punjab Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Arbitral Awards under the Indus Waters Treaty. Indus Waters Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). National Sovereignty and International Security. Research Society for International Law, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). The United Nations Convention Against Torture: Implications for Domestic Law. Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Barriers to Modernization: How protectionism impedes progress. Asian Law Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
      • Kayani, U. (2014). Human Rights and Constitutional Protection (American Bar Assoc. Rule of Law Initiative, Islamabad. Organization & Environment, Islambad, Pakistan.
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Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2018-19 Regulations and Regulatory Agencies 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Senior Project 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Torts 1801
Spring Semester 2017-18 Law and Economics 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Business Law 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Torts 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Business Law 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Commercial Law 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Law and Economics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Business Law 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Torts 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Business Law 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Commercial Law 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Law and Economics 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Business Law 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Torts 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Business Law 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Commercial Law 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Law and Economics 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Business Law 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Torts 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Game Theory 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Commercial Law 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Law and Economics 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Torts 1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Commercial Law 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Law and Economics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Torts 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1201