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Cameron Jefferies, BSc, LLB, LLM, SJD

Assistant Professor and Borden Ladner Gervais Bowker Fellow

Law

About Me

Cameron S.G. Jefferies is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. His work focuses on matters of international and domestic environmental law, energy and natural resources law, oceans law and policy, and tort law. He is the author of Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, 2016), a co-author of Tort Law, 6th ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2017), and a co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has also authored a number of book chapters and journal articles, including articles in the Energy Law Journal and the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. He is actively involved in the local environmental rights movement. He previously worked as a research associate at the Health Law Institute and qualified as a lawyer with the Edmonton firm of Field LLP. He earned his doctorate in law at the University of Virginia, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar.


Research

  • International Environmental Law

  • Oceans & Law Of The Sea

  • Climate Change

  • Animal Law

Publications

  • "N. Craik, C. Jefferies, S. Seck & T. Stephens, eds, Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

  • L.N. Klar & C.S.G. Jefferies, Tort Law, 6th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017)

  • C.S.G. Jefferies, Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • C. Jefferies, “Environmental Law, Socio-Ecological Resilience and Climate Change” in M. Stewart-Harawira & J. Kinder, eds, Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities (Edmonton: Intersections of Sustainability, 2018) at 108-133

  • C. Jefferies, “Institutional Expertise: Reconsidering the Role of Scientific Experts in the International Conservation and Management of Cetaceans” in H. Cullen, J. Harrington & C. Renshaw, eds, Experts, Networks and International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

  • C. Jefferies, “Justice in an Unconventional World: First Nations’ Treaty Rights and Procedural Climate Justice in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region” in R. Abate, ed., Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges (Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute Press, 2016)

  • C. Jefferies & E. Hughes, “International Environmental Law” in Canadian Environmental Law, 3rd ed. (Markham, ON: LexisNexis, 2016)

  • C. Jefferies, “Filling the Gaps in Canada’s Climate Change Strategy: ‘All Litigation, All the Time…?’” (2015) 39 Fordham Journal of International Law 1

  • C. Jefferies & E. Kaplinsky, “Municipal Governance and Innovative Shark Conservation Efforts: Problems and Prospects” in P. Sankoff, V. Black & K. Sykes, eds., Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

  • K. Dick & C. Jefferies, “Food for Thought: Effecting Shark Conservation through Marine Protected Areas and Enhanced Collaboration with International Organizations” (2013) 24 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 224

  • C. Jefferies, “Unconventional Bridges Over Troubled Waters—Lessons to be Learned from the Canadian Oil Sands as the United States Moves to Develop the Natural Gas of the Marcellus Shale Play” (2012) 33:1 Energy Law Journal 75

  • C. Jefferies, “Think Globally, Act Locally: How Domestic American Efforts to Reduce Shark Finning May Accomplish what the International Community Has Not” (2012) 34:1 Hawai’i Law Review 125

  • M. Rosborough & C. Jefferies, “Part I: (Mis)Application of Section 43 of the Criminal Code post-Canadian Foundation: Lingering Concerns and a Proposed Solution” (2012) 59:2-3 The Criminal Law Quarterly 362

  • M. Rosborough & C. Jefferies, “Part II: (Mis)Application of Section 43 of the Criminal Code post-Canadian Foundation: Lingering Concerns and a Proposed Solution” (2012) 59:2-3 The Criminal Law Quarterly 388

  • C. Jefferies, “Sharks and the Culinary Clash of Culture and Conservation: Why are we Not Considering the Health Consequences of Shark Consumption” (2012) 20:3 Health Law Review 33

  • C. Jefferies, “An Emerging Pacific Initiative to Ban Shark Finning and Limit the Consumption of Shark Fin Soup: The Case for Canadian Participation” (2011) 22 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 255

  • C. Jefferies, “The Ethical Obstacles of Environmental Law: Assessing the Need to Effectively Incorporate an Environmental Ethic into the Practice of Environmental Law” (2010) 20 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 61

  • C. Jefferies, “Assessing a Public Health Justification for Reducing Whale Consumption in Northern Canada” (2009) 18:1 Health Law Review 12

  • C. Jefferies, “Strange Bedfellows or Reluctant Allies?: Assessing Whether Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Should Serve as Official Monitors of Whaling for the International Whaling Commission” (2009) 26 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 75

  • C. Jefferies, “R. v. Gemtec Ltd.: Advancing Environmental Consultant’s Liability in Canada” (2008) 18 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 313"