William Shipley B.C.L-LL.B, is a researcher with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) in the Natural Resources and Human Rights & Poverty Eradication legal research programme areas. He is a recent graduate of McGill University's Faculty of Law where he served as Executive Editor of Volume 7 of the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy and was a recipient of the Wainwright Scholarship and Morris Fish Human Rights Internship Award. He has conducted research for the Canadian Center for International Justice on international criminal law, Canadian extradition law, and international human rights law, and for Amnesty International on administrative law, aboriginal governance law, government transparency and freedom of information. He has completed research projects on the recognition and enforcement of civil judgments for the "No Safe Haven" series by Amnesty International's International Justice Project, and research relating to the mass-tort litigation involving claims by Ecuadorian plaintiffs against Chevron for environmental damage related to petroleum extraction in the Lago Agrio region. He has also done work for Cavalluzzo, Shilton, McIntyre & Cornish, LLP in administrative law, labor arbitration, and civil and constitutional litigation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and has 8 years prior professional experience in grievance arbitration, collective bargaining agreement enforcement, and non-profit administration and governance. Mr. Shipley is originally from Chicago, Illinois, speaks French and Spanish, and expects to be called to the New York bar in January 2014.
- McGill University Faculty of Law, (Montreal, QC, Canada) B.C.L.-LL.B.
- Northwestern University, (Evanston, IL, USA) B.A. (International Studies and Urban Studies)