Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Academic at McGill University
Jaye Ellis is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and School of Environment at McGill University and Hydro-Québec Sustainable Development Scholar, and is currently serving as Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty of Law. She teaches and conducts research in the fields of public international law, international environmental law, and global environmental politics. Current research projects focus on sustainable development and the precautionary principle; high seas fisheries; the role of non-state actors in the development of international law; autopoietic theory and network approaches to governance; and the interrelation of science, politics, economics and law in environmental governance. Recent publications include “Unilateral Exercises of Public Authority: Addressing Issues of Fairness in Teck v. Pakootas”, (2012) 25 (2) Leiden Journal of International Law 397-414; “Shades of Grey: Soft Law and the Validity of Public International Law”, (2012) 25 (2) Leiden Journal of International Law 313-34; “General Principles and Comparative Law” (2011) 22(4) European Journal of International Relations 949; “Perspectives on Discourse in International Environmental Law: Expert Knowledge and Challenges to Deliberative Democracy” in Brad Jessup and Kim Rubenstein (eds), Environmental Discourses in International and Public Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012); “Sustainable Development and Fragmentation in International Society” in Duncan French, ed., Global Justice and Sustainable Development (Netherlands: Brill, 2010) 57; and “Sustainable Development as a Legal Principle: A Rhetorical Analysis” in Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Rüdiger Wolfrum and Jana Gogolin, eds., Selected Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, vol. 2 (Oxford: Hart, 2010) 642.