Sébastien Jodoin is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University, where is a member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University and currently serves as the president of the Millennial think tank Génération d’idées. His research seeks to understand law in the context of its relationship with processes of policy and social change, new and evolving forms of public and private governance, and the manifold forces associated with globalization. His areas of interest include transnational and comparative, public policy, environmental law and sustainable development, corporate law and social responsibility, international trade, entrepreneurship, and socio-legal theory and methods. Sébastien currently serves as the Principal Investigator for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant on the role of human rights in climate change law and advocacy.
Sébastien holds a Ph.D. in environmental studies from Yale University, an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, an LL.M. in international law from the London School of Economics, and B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University. He has studied on exchange at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and has been a visiting doctoral student at the Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international of the Université de Montréal and the Neotropical Ecology Lab at McGill University. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Sébastien possesses an extensive and varied record of professional experience. Prior to his appointment at McGill University, he worked for the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the Canadian Centre for International Justice, Amnesty International Canada, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. He has also served as a consultant for a range of international and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, the Climate and Land Use Alliance, the World Future Council, Equitable Origin, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, and the International Development Law Organisation. In addition, Sébastien previously served on the boards of the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement, the Canadian Environmental Network, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and the Canadian Journal of Poverty Law. Lastly, since 2004, he has served as a civil society delegate to international negotiations on climate change, sustainable development, and international criminal law.
Sébastien has received numerous awards and honours, including the 2012 Public Scholar Award from the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, a Doctoral Scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Council of Canada, a Public Interest Law Articling Fellowship from the Law Foundation of Ontario, a John Humphrey Fellowship in Human Rights from the Canadian Council on International Law, and a Fellowship in International Criminal Law from the International Bar Association.