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Lisa Benjamin

Lewis & Clark Law School
United States
Email lbenjamin [at] lclark [period/dot] edu

Dr. Lisa Benjamin is an Assistant Professor and Lewis & Clark Law School where she teaches Environmental Justice, International Climate Change, Energy Resources and Administrative Law. Her research investigates the intersection of corporate, energy and environmental law with a focus on climate risk and climate justice. She also researches climate change from the perspective of developing countries. She is currently a member of the Compliance Committee (Facilitative Branch) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been an adviser to, and member of, the Bahamian national delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Lisa Benjamin’s website.


Benjamin L. 2021. “Companies and Climate Change: Theory and Law in the United Kingdom.” Cambridge University Press.

Lisa Benjamin. 2020. “The Road To Paris Runs Through Delaware: Climate Litigation and Directors’ Duties,” Utah Law Review (June 2020).

Joana Setzer & Lisa Benjamin. 2020. “Climate litigation in the Global South: constraints and innovations,” Transnational Environmental Law (March 2020).

Joana Setzer & Lisa Benjamin. 2020. “Climate litigation in the Global South: filling in gaps,” AJIL Unbound 114 (February 2020).

Lisa Benjamin & Stelios Andreadakis. 2019. “Corporate governance and climate change: Smoothing temporal dissonance to a phased approach,” Business Law Review 40(4) (July 2019).

Lisa Benjamin. 2016. “The Responsibilities of Carbon Major Companies: Are They (and Is the Law) Doing Enough?Transnational Environmental Law 5(2) (October 2016).

Media Coverage

Lisa Benjamin’s research on climate change and directors’ duties discussed by Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat. Analysis: Climate-related risks add to Directors’ Duties, Exposure,” Bloomberg Law, June 22, 2020.

Lisa Benjamin’s research on corporate climate litigation discussed by Hannah Hoag and Jack Marley.Climate crisis – here’s what the experts recommend we do,” The Conversation, November 12, 2019.