Professor, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law

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Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

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Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, University of Toronto. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law and International Environmental Law. Her recent work has focused on international law and international relations theory, compliance with international law, the inter-state use of force, domestic application of international law, multilateral environmental agreements, climate change issues and international environmental liability regimes. Professor Brunnée is co-author of Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship. Professor Brunnée has authored numerous articles on topics of international environmental law and international law, and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press 2007).  She is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles relating to Climate Change and of World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Environmental Law Commission.  In 1998-99, Professor Brunnée was the “Scholar-in-Residence” in the Legal Bureau of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, advising, inter alia, on matters under the Biodiversity and Climate Change Conventions. She serves on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.

Diplôme d'études françaises du 2ième degree - Université de Dijon, France (1982)
Referendar Juris (First State Examination) - Rhineland Palatinate, Germany (1985)
LL.M. - Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1987)
Doctor of Laws (summa cum laude) - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany (1989)
Assessor Juris (Second State Examination) - Ministry of Justice, Hessen, Germany (1989)
Academic appointments
Interim Dean, Faculty of Law (2014)
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law (2013)
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies (2010-2014 )
Visiting Professor (Intensive Course), Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) (February 16-20, 2009)
Visiting Professor (Intensive Course), Faculty of Law, University of Auckland (April 4-5 and 11-13, 2007)
Awards and distinctions
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2013)
Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship (jointly with S.J. Toope); American Society of International Law (2011) []
Eberhard P. Deutsch Lecture on International Law, Tulane University Law School (2012)
Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture, University of Hull School of Law, UK (2011)
Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Law, Florida State University College of Law (February 20, 2008)
Connaught Research Fellowship in the Social Sciences (University of Toronto/Connaught Fund) (2007)
Other service
Member, Board of Editors, American Journal of International Law (2006-present)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Global Constitutionalism (2010-present)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Climate Law (2008-present)
Member, Board of Editors, International Theory (2007-present)
Member, Board, European Society of International Law (2010-present)
Member, Committee on The Legal Principles relating to Climate Change, International Law Association (2009-present)
Selected Publications

"International Environmental Law," in Tony Carty, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Law - Oxford Bibliography on International Law (2013).

"Constructivism and International Law" in Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack, eds., Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art (Cambridge University Press, 2012) 119-145 [w/ S.J. Toope].

Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Change Regime (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) [edited with Meinhard Doelle and Lavanya Rajamani].

Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, July 2010) [w/ S.J. Toope].

Interactional International Law: An Introduction,” (2011) 3 International Theory 307-318 (introduction for book symposium on Legitimacy and Legality in International Law) [w/ S.J. Toope]

The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007); edited jointly with Professors Daniel Bodansky and Ellen Hey

International Legislation,” in Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Research interests
Environmental Law
Legal Theory
Public International Law