Dean, Faculty of Law
University Professor Jutta Brunnée was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law beginning January 2021. She previously served in several leadership positions at the Faculty including as Interim Dean in 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Professor Brunnée served as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies. Following this, Professor Brunnée was appointed Interim Dean in 2014, and served again in an acting capacity as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in 2017.
Professor Brunnée is the world’s most significant scholar of international environmental law, and is a leading figure in the general theory of international law. Professor Brunnée was elected to the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law, has been awarded two Certificates of Merit by the American Society of International Law, most recently for her book International Climate Change Law, and for her earlier book Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account. Professor Brunnée was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013, and elected to the Nobel prize-winning Institut de droit international in 2017. In July 2020, Professor Brunnée received the University of Toronto’s highest distinction – the rank of University Professor.
Professor Brunnée earned a LLB and LLD at Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, and an LLM from Dalhousie University.