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Maritime & Environmental Legislation Institute Appointments
MELAW Director Sara Seck and Associate Director Sara Ross (Offered Shots)
The Schulich College of Legislation is proud to announce the appointments of Associate Professor Sara Seck as the Director of the Maritime & Environmental Regulation Institute (MELAW) and Assistant Professor Sara Ross as the Associate Director.
The Institute is a world wide centre of excellence for investigate, education and learning and outreach in oceans and environment legislation and policy, and the Marine & Environmental Law System (MELP) offers some of the world’s most in depth system offerings taught by college whose primary-edge investigation and scholarship are greatly cited internationally.
Sara Seck, Director
Affiliate Professor Seck moved into the situation of MELAW Director on July 1, 2023, a part held for the past 4 several years by Professor David VanderZwaag, Canada Exploration Chair in Ocean Law and Governance (Tier 1). He was also the Affiliate Director of MELAW from 2016-2019.
As Director, Seck will manage lectures and workshops, sustain and develop worldwide and regional study networks and collaborations, and aid the investigation and consultancy routines of MELAW associates. The Director also supports student collaborations at the Schulich College of Legislation by way of the Environmental Law Students’ Modern society (ELSS) and the East Coastline Environmental Legislation Affiliation (ECELAW), a non-governmental corporation focused to environmental regulation training and advocacy. In addition to scholarly investigate and publication activities, faculty associates supervise a huge number of graduate pupils who are MELAW investigate fellows. With the assist of investigation associates, faculty associates carry out research assignments and provide advisory services to companies of the United Nations and regional businesses as properly as assisting govt departments and non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally.
“It is a actual honour to be appointed Director of MELAW,” says Seck. “I glimpse forward to performing with college, students and associates as we proceed to evolve the investigation and instructing mission of the Institute in trying to get alternatives to urgent concerns of environmental and oceans regulation and governance.”
Seck joined Schulich Legislation in 2017, following 10 years on the school of an Ontario regulation school, getting to be a member of the Marine & Environmental Regulation Institute and the Company Regulation school. Appointed as the Yogis & Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law in 2021, her investigate focuses on the relationship concerning global human legal rights law, surroundings, and business regulation, with notice to the rights of neighborhood and Indigenous communities, intersectional gender justice, and worldwide south perspectives on sustainable improvement. Since signing up for MELAW her investigation has more and more built-in consideration to the marine ecosystem, which includes at the local weather oceans nexus. She grew to become a co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook in 2021, and is co-lead of the Dalhousie governance theme of the Qanittaq Cleanse Arctic Shipping and delivery Initiative with Professor Aldo Chircop.
Sara Ross, Affiliate Director
Assistant Professor Ross took on the position of Associate Director on July 1, 2023, a function earlier held by Affiliate Professor Phillip Saunders for the earlier 4 several years. He was also the Director of MELAW from 2016-2019.
In the Associate Director role, Ross will oversee the MELP software, wherever college students have a distinctive opportunity to study about general public and non-public regulation exercise in maritime (which include shipping and delivery) and environmental legislation taught from domestic and worldwide views. Students wishing to focus in these fields have the choice of obtaining a certificate of specialization in either Marine Law or Environmental Law, or both, when completing the a few-year JD degree.
“I started my lawful profession as a danger administration and business enterprise enhancement intern at a major maritime transport corporation as I was ending law faculty and it was for the duration of this experience that I first realized of MELAW from one of my colleagues,” states Ross. “I am thrilled to see my early lawful occupation arrive comprehensive circle, each in conditions of serving to maritime and environmental legislation learners and bolstering the existence of maritime legislation education and analysis below at Schulich Law.”
Ross is also serving as the Acting Affiliate Dean of Investigate for the 2023 fall phrase. She was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” in Canada in 2021 by Canadian Lawyer journal and acquired the “Rising Stars: Major Attorneys Below 40” award from Lexpert journal. Ross is at this time the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Authorized Education and learning Annual Evaluate and Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Regulation Instructors. In 2022 she was the Unique Nationwide Rapporteur for “The Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Legal rights in Widespread Law and Civil Regulation Canada” for the Worldwide Academy of Comparative Law. A attorney member of the Ontario bar, among her six college levels she holds both of those a civil legislation and frequent legislation degree from the McGill School of Law in which she was the Editor-in-Main of the McGill Law Journal, accomplished a certificate in arbitration, and a Key in Business Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. On getting her PhD from Osgoode Corridor Law College, Ross went on to maintain SSHRC, Killam, and Banting postdoctoral fellowships break up involving Allard Regulation and the Schulich School of Regulation. Broadly, her analysis investigates the mechanics of marginalization in neighborhood contexts via the lens of legal anthropology interactions concerning transnational lawful frameworks and regional legislation culturally sustainable metropolitan areas, equality, and (re)improvement procedures and cultural house and heritage legislation.
Join us in congratulating these associates of our Schulich Law group as they embark on their new appointments.