Lewis & Clark Law School
Dr. Lisa Benjamin is an Associate Professor at 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 the Vice Chair 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. She is a member of the expert peer review team of the UN backed Race to Zero campaign.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States
Focus areas of expertiseGreenwashing Climate law and litigation Net Zero Climate Justice
Benjamin, L. ‘EVs as EJ?’ (forthcoming, Harvard Environmental Law Review, volume 47, 2023) SSRN link:
Benjamin, L. (2022). ‘The SEC and Climate Risk’ (40(1) UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 1 (2022)
Benjamin, L. (2021). ‘Group Companies and Climate Justice’ (Current Legal Problems, volume 74, issue 1, pp. 235-267, 2021)
Benjamin, L. and Wirth, D. (2021) ‘From Marrakesh to Glasgow: Looking Backwards to Move Forward on Emissions Trading’ (Climate Law, special issue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, 2021)
Benjamin, L. and Seck, S. 2021 ‘Mapping Human Rights Based Climate Litigation in Canada’ (Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 2022)
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).