Joint appointment with the Bieler School of Environment
Old Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street
Canada H3A 1W9
jaye.ellis [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Professor Ellis, who holds a joint appointment with the Bieler School of Environment of McGill University, teaches and conducts research in the fields of international environmental law, public international law, international legal theory and international relations.
Her doctoral thesis focused on principles of international environmental law and their influence on the development of international regimes for environmental protection.
Jaye Ellis’s current research project focuses on the intersections among law, politics, economics, ethics, and science as these social systems are brought to bear on problems of environmental degradation. One facet of this research addresses the increased importance of transnational law, paying particular attention to the role of non-state actors in transnational space.
Professor Ellis is interested in supervising graduate students working on international legal theory, transnational law and non-state actors, constitutionalisation of international law, science and technology studies, and autopoietic theory.
- DCL (McGill University) Thesis: Soft Law as Topos: The Role of Principles of Soft Law in the Development of International Environmental Law 1997-2001
- Karl-Ruprechts-Universitat Heidelberg, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Holder, 1999-2000
- LLM (University of British Columbia) 1995-97
- LLB and BCL (McGill University) 1988-92
- BA(Hons) (University of Calgary) 1984-88
- Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Law, 2011-2014
- Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law and School of Environment, 2010 to present.
- Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law and School of Environment, 2000 to 2010.
- Clerk to Justice Morris Fish, Quebec Court of Appeal, 1993-1995
Areas of Interest
International environmental law, public international law, international legal theory, international relations.