Jason MacLean

Assistant Professor

Law, Faculty of

Room 214B


1 506 453 4702

Research interests

  • environmental law
  • natural resources law
  • climate change and energy policy
  • sustainability pathways and co-benefits


Jason received his joint BCL/LLB from McGill in 2006 before clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madame Justice Marie Deschamps. He is currently completing his PhD dissertation, Essays on the Law and Politics of Canada’s Climate Policy, at the University of Alberta.

Jason is a staunch supporter of the fight to stop climate change. He is passionate about environmental protection and promoting sustainability. Much of his research focuses on environmental law, natural resources law, climate change and energy policy, and sustainability pathways and co-benefits.

Before joining the UNB, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, and as an associate member of the School of Environment and Sustainability. He taught courses in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Property and Contracts.

Prior to entering academia, Jason practised corporate and commercial litigation at Osler, Hoskin, & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, and international commercial arbitration at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Paris.

Courses taught

  • Property Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law