Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor Lewis & Clark Law School (Fall 2019), Dalhousie University
Dr Lisa Benjamin is a Killam postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University. She completed her PhD dissertation in Energy companies and Climate Change at the University of Leicester in 2017, where it was awarded the Doctoral Inaugural Award in 2018. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Penn State University teaching energy and corporate law. She has advised the Government of The Bahamas for several years at the UNFCCC negotiations, and is a member of the Compliance Committee (Faciilitative Branch) of the UNFCCC. She also practiced commercial law at CMS Cameron McKenna in London for several years.
The directors of RWE, a German energy company, had probably never heard of the small village of Huaraz, Peru before 2015. But Saúl Lliuya, a mountain guide and farmer there, sued RWE for climate-related harms that...