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Grant Wilson

Degree: JD ’12
Area(s) of study:
  • Environmental Law
Practice area(s):
  • Environmental Law
  • International Law
Location: Executive Director, Earth Law Center

Grant Wilson is the Executive Director of Earth Law Center. He is an expert on the Rights of Nature, ecocentric law, and international environmental law. For the last decade, he has defended the rights and interests of Nature all over the world, including by co-drafting legal instruments recognizing the rights of nature. He is a co-lead editor of the seminal Earth Law textbook, ‘Earth Law: Emerging Ecocentric Law–A Guide for Practitioners’ (Wolters Kluwer, 2021). He is also a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law and the UN Harmony with Nature Initiative. Grant earned a JD with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School.

I work to give a voice to Nature and other “voiceless” entities through legal innovation. This matters to me because I believe that all life on the planet, not only those humans in power, deserves a say in how they are governed.