Neil Craik is a CIGI senior fellow with the International Law Research Program, effective June 2015. He is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo with appointments to the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, where he teaches and researches in the fields of international and Canadian environmental law. Neil is co-director of the BSIA/CIGI International Law Summer Institute, and from 2011 to 2017, he served as director of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo.

His current research examines the legal structure of global commons regimes. He has particular interests in climate and geoengineering law and governance, deep seabed mining regulation and environmental impact assessment. 

Neil is the author of several books, including Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration (UTP, 2013); Public Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Emond Montgomery2011); and The International Law of Environmental Impact Assessment: Process, Substance and Integration (CUP, 2008), in addition to numerous book chapters and journal articles.

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