Benjamin, Lisa

Dr. Lisa Benjamin is a Killam postdoctoral fellow at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Her research investigates the intersection of corporate, energy and environmental law with a focus on climate change and climate risk. Originally from The Bahamas, she also researches climate change from the perspective of developing countries, with a focus on small island developing states. Prior to academia, she was in private practice for eight years, as an associate in the commercial department of CMS Cameron McKenna in London (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP). In 2018, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Penn State Law School, as well as an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University College, Oxford. Prior to her fellowships, she was an Assistant Professor in The University of The Bahamas’ LL.B. Programme from 2008-2018 and was a director of the Bahamas Protected Areas Fund from 2015 to 2018. She is currently a member of the Compliance Committee (Facilitative Branch) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2014 to 2018 and 2019 to 2021, and has been an adviser to, and member of, the Bahamian national delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.