Aïcha Ghmouch

Visiting Attorney

Aïcha GHMOUCH was a Visiting Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in 2022-2023. She is a doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Paris-Saclay in France. Her dissertation topic and main area of research is the French Presidency and Environmental Protection. She is interested in how the rising concern for environmental issues, and the increasing emergency of the ecological crisis reshaped the role of the Presidency in the French constitutional regime. This year, as a Fulbright Grantee, she will explore the comparative aspects of her research while investigating the US presidential influence on environmental policies especially during the era of the 1970s. Besides her interests in Environmental law, Aïcha is very interested in various topics such as the history of law, and the history of and discourse surrounding the environmentalist movement. She accomplished her Master's Degree in Environmental Law at Paris-Saclay University writing a thesis on: The origins of political ecology : the notion of "nature" in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "state of nature." and earned a University Certificate in the History of Law at the University of Panthéon-Assas.