Stepan Wood

Professor & Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability
Director of the Centre for Law and the Environment

Tel: 604.827.0441
Office: Allard Hall, room 450


Professor Stepan Wood’s research relates to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalization, transnational governance, voluntary standards, climate change, and environmental law. He leads the interdisciplinary Transnational Business Governance Interactions (TBGI) project, an international research network that examines the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of competition, cooperation, coordination, and conflict among transnational initiatives to regulate global business. His co-authored book, A Perilous Imbalance: The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance (UBC Press, 2010), was shortlisted for the Donald Smiley award for best book on Canadian politics. Professor Wood is founding co-chair of the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot, Vice-Chair of the Canadian national committee on environmental management systems standards, and a lead Canadian negotiator of the ISO 14001 and 14004 standards.

Professor Wood holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall. Before obtaining his SJD from Harvard Law School, he was a law clerk to the late Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and practised law with White & Case in New York. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2017,  Professor Wood was Professor and York Research Chair in Environmental Law and Justice at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was also Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Coordinator of the York University JD/Master in Environmental Studies joint program, and founding co-director of Osgoode’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical Program. He has also held visiting appointments around the world, including at the University of Verona, Bar-Ilan University, the European University Institute, and Northwestern University.

Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database