Sébastien Jodoin

Assistant Professor

New Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street
Room 617
Montreal Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-6163 [Office]
sebastien [dot] jodoin-pilon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Website: www.sjodoin.ca


Sébastien Jodoin is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University. His research seeks to understand law and public policy in the context of the manifold forces associated with globalization, processes of social change, new and evolving forms of public and private governance, and the pursuit of sustainability at various levels. 

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. Sébastien recently served as the president of Génération d’idées, a think tank focused on the interests and participation of Quebeckers aged 20 to 35. 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.

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, and a Public Interest Law Articling Fellowship from the Law Foundation of Ontario. Sébastien currently serves as the Principal Investigator for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant on the role of human rights in transnational climate change law and advocacy.


Yale University – Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, 2015

University of Cambridge – M.Phil. in International Relations, 2009

London School of Economics – LL.M., 2006

McGill University – B.C.L./LL.B., 2005


McGill University Faculty of Law – Assistant Professor, 2014-present

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law – Fellow/Lead Counsel, 2005-2014

Canadian Centre for International Justice – Fellow, 2010-2012

Amnesty International Canada – Articling Student, 2009-2010

United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia – Legal Researcher/Associate Legal Officer, 2006-2009

Areas of Interest

Transnational and comparative law, public policy, environmental law and sustainable development, corporate law and social responsibility, international trade, entrepreneurship, and socio-legal theory and methods.