At law school, Akbari taught a law course on taxes, justice and society in the winter semester, in which his senior students examined how tax law reflects ideas of gender and race and how taxes can be assessed fairly and fairly. Akbari also discussed tax policy and universal basic income issues. His other courses include contract law and corporate law.
Before beginning his legal career, Akbari practiced as a lawyer in Toronto and New York, USA. He worked with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in New York City, with the Department of Justice as a tax attorney and with the Ontario Securities Commission where he focused on policy development.
Akbari has published peer-reviewed articles in the Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
Akbari holds a JD from the University of Toronto and an LLM from the New York University School of Law. He is currently in his final year as a PhD student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is from Calgary.