Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Dr. Sara L. Seck, PhD, , is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Research at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, and a member of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. She joined the Schulich School in 2017 after ten years on faculty at Ontario’s Western Law. She is an award winning teacher and scholar, and has published widely on business and human rights, international law, and environmental and climate justice, often with a focus on extractive industries.
Among other contributions, Dr. Seck is co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (CUP 2017), co-editor of a 2019 special issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law on resource extraction and the human rights of women and girls, and co-editor of Cambridge Handbook on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development (CUP 2020). Her current research projects include assisting the UNEP’s Environmental Rights Initiative to clarify the responsibility of businesses to respect and support environmental rights in collaboration with the OECD; the co-editing of a collection on Loss and Damage in Climate Law; and research supported by the Ocean Frontiers Institute on human rights approaches to governance of climate changing oceans.