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Kevin Chand

Kevin Chand

Early Career Law & Policy Fellow

Kevin is an Early Career Law and Policy Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, where he works on projects related to IUU fishing and sustainable ocean economies. He is also a Lecturer at the Stanford International Relations Program where he teaches International Environmental Law and Policy and is a Design Thinking Fellow at the Law and Policy Lab at Stanford Law.

Prior to moving to the US, Kevin worked as a consultant for the IUCN where he worked on climate change mitigation efforts in Fiji related to the deployment of REDD+ projects. He then entered private practice as a solicitor specializing in environmental law. In private practice, his work revolved around supporting environmental conservation groups. In the US, he has worked as an advisor (ocean law and policy) to the Alliance of Small Island States (a bloc comprised of 40+ island states) to the United Nations in New York where he supported amongst other things, the negotiation of a treaty to protect the High Seas. After leaving the UN, Kevin joined the Ocean Design Teaching Fellow program co-hosted by the Stanford and Center for Ocean Solutions, where he and a cohort developed and taught a class focused on solving the world’s largest oceans problems using human-centered design and a multi-disciplinary lens.

Kevin has an LLM from Stanford Law School, a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, and an LLB from the University of the South Pacific.

His pro-bono work has included:
● Working with the Fiji Environmental Law Association to support local communities protect their mangrove forests from development pressures.
● Supporting the Pacific Small Island Developing State as a special advisor in their negotiation efforts related to the development of an international UN treaty to protect the High Seas and areas beyond national jurisdiction.
● Publishing legal bulletins in the Pacific as a resource for environmental policy makers, NGOs, and the broader Pacific community.