Academic profile

 

Jessica is a Centre Researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), a doctoral candidate and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy. Her research is focused on strategic climate litigation to enforce the Paris Agreement.

Jessica is a qualified lawyer with more than a decade of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration with a particular focus on disputes in the energy sector. She has served as Sole, Co-Arbitrator and Counsel and has broad experience resolving high value, complex disputes under most major arbitral institutions, numerous governing laws, and arbitral seats. She also has experience as in-house counsel to a global Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company in the energy sector and in the public sector as the Special Legislative Assistant to the Government House Leader in the Parliament of Ontario, Canada. 

She holds a B.A. Hons. (McGill University), an LLB. Hons., (University College London) and an LLM from the Energy & Climate Change Institute at Queen Mary University of London. She has also completed executive training on the impact of the climate emergency on global business at the University of Oxford.  She is admitted to practice in New York and as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 

 

Teaching

 

 

Co-coordinator and Lecturer EP07 National, Comparative and European Environmental Law and Policy

 

Supervisions:

Paper 15 / EP01 International Law, Climate Change and the Environment

Paper 5 Environmental Economics and Law

 

 


 

Research interests

 

International climate law, climate litigation, public international law, transnational environmental governance, systemic integration, environment/investment nexus

 

 

Category/Classification

 

Environmental Law and Governance


 

Research Centres