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Degrees and Honours

DPhil (Oxon); MEM (Yale); BCL and LLB (McGill); BA Honours Interdisciplinary Studies (University of Victoria / Carleton University)


Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law - LLM & MCL. She is also Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, based at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy in Politics and International Studies, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in the Law Faculty, and the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (CEENRG) in Land Economy. She also serves as Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), an international legal education and research institute based at McGill University, as Executive Secretary of the Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI); and a Full Professor of Law in the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published over 22 books and 80 papers, edits a series of volumes for Cambridge University Press on implementing treaties on sustainable development, and serves on the editorial boards of several law journals. Former general counsel and senior advisor to several UN treaty body secretariats and governments, she currently chairs several international experts commissions, and advises international organizations on legal elements of climate change, biodiversity, natural resources governance and trade and investment. She is laureate of the Justitia Fundamentum Regnorum Award, the Weeramantry International Justice Award and other honours for her efforts on behalf of future generations, and her books have been translated into six languages.

Publications can be seen here.