Sébastien Jodoin

PhD Candidate, Trudeau Scholar & SSHRC Doctoral Fellow

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Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



M.Phil. (University of Cambridge)
LL.M. (London School of Economics)
LL.B., B.C.L. (McGill University).


Sébastien Jodoin is currently completing a PhD in environmental studies (law and public policy) at Yale University, for which he holds a Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. He is a member of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University and the director of the One Justice Project. Sébastien’s 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 substantive fields of interest include comparative and transnational law, human rights, environmental law and regulation, regional trade and economic integration, corporate law and governance, financial regulation, property law and land rights, torts, transnational criminal law, and social science approaches to law.

Sébastien has 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. Alongside his academic work, he has served as a consultant for numerous countries and organisations including the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Future Council, the Climate Land Use Alliance, Equitable Origins, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, and the International Development Law Organisation. He has also participated in international negotiations on climate change, sustainable development, and international criminal justice. He currently sits on the boards of the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and the Canadian Journal of Poverty Law and serves on the technical standards committee of Equitable Origin.

Sébastien holds degrees in common law and civil law from McGill University, a master’s in law from the London School of Economics and a master’s in international relations from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 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.

Sébastien has received numerous awards and honours, including 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. In 2012, Sébastien received the Annual Public Scholar Award from the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences for conducting research “that engages and betters the world at large.”