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Name: William C.G. Burns
Member Since: June 8th, 2006
Member Name: William.burns

Dr. Wil Burns is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Law & Policy at the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California. He also serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy and as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law's International Environmental Law Interest Group. His research interests include the impacts of climate change on species; the potential use of litigation at the national and international levels as a mechanism to address climate change; the effectiveness of international wildlife treaty regimes (with an emphasis on whale management and conservation regimes), and the development of protocols to operationalize the precautionary principle in multilateral environmental agreements. Prior to joining the academic sector, he worked more than twenty years in the NGO and government sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in International Environmental Law from the Cardiff Law School at the University of Wales.

E-mail: Wil Burns