Cameron Jefferies is an Assistant Professor and Borden Ladner Gervais Fellow at the Faculty of Law and the University of Alberta. He researches in the areas of environmental law, natural resource law, ocean law and animal law and he recently developed a new JD course in sustainability law. He is also interested in public interest law and advocacy and is the founder of Fin Free Edmonton, a chapter of United Conservationists, through which he is pursuing shark conservation in Edmonton and elsewhere. He has published number of articles on international and domestic shark conservation and management and energy law and a policy paper in the area of physician health. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, he articled at Field LLP and worked as a Research Associate at the Health Law Institute. He holds degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Virginia, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. His Doctoral dissertation assessed the possibility of a new approach towards international marine mammal conservation.