Neil Craik is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Waterloo with appointments to the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, where he teaches and researches in the fields of international and Canadian environmental law. His current research examines international law in relation to transboundary and global commons environmental issues. Professor Craik has particular interests in climate and geoengineering law and governance, deep seabed mining regulation and environmental impact assessment.
Neil is the author/editor of several books, including Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (Cambridge, 2018), Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration (UTP, 2013), Public Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Emond Montgomery, 2011) and The International Law of Environmental Impact Assessment: Process Substance and Integration (Cambridge, 2008), in addition to numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Co-director of the BSIA/CIGI International Law Summer Institute and from 2011 to 2017, Professor Craik has served as the Director of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo.
Neil has degrees from McGill (BA hons. – philosophy), Dalhousie Law School (LLB), Edinburgh University Law School (LLM) and the University of Toronto Law School (SJD), and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1993.