Peter A Allard School of Law

Karin Mickelson

A.B. (Duke), LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (Columbia)

Profile

Karin Mickelson joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1991 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998. She has taught in the areas of international law, international environmental law, real property, environmental law and legal theory, and has supervised and co-supervised graduate students in a wide range of areas including international environmental law, international legal theory and international human rights. She has also served as the faculty advisor to UBC teams participating in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Professor Mickelson research activities have focused on the South-North dimension of international law; for example, she has explored the possibility of identifying a distinctive Third World approach to international law in "Rhetoric and Rage: Third World Voices in International Legal Discourse" (1998) 16 Wisconsin International Law Journal 353-419, and has analyzed the failure of international environmental law to respond to the concerns of the South in "South, North, International Environmental Law, and International Environmental Lawyers" (2000) 11 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 52-81.

Her current research focuses on the impact of developing countries on the evolution of international environmental law. She is also a contributor to leading Canadian casebooks on international law and environmental law.

Publications

Karin Mickelson
“Common Heritage of Mankind as a Limit to Exploitation of the Global Commons”
Full text: (2019) 30 Eur. J. Int'l L. 635-663
Karin Mickelson
“The Maps of International Law: Perceptions of Nature in the Classification of Territory”
Full text: (2014) 27:3 Leiden J Int'l L 621-639
Karin Mickelson
“Rethinking Modes of Diffusion and Research and Teaching Methods: A TWAIL Perspective”
in Mark Toufayan, Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet & Hélène Ruiz-Fabri, eds., Droit International et Nouvelles Approches sur le Tiers-Monde: Entre Répétition et Renouveau
Paris: Paris: Société de législation comparée, 2013
Douglas C. Harris & Karin Mickelson
“Finding Nemo Dat in the Land Title Act: A Comment on Gill v. Bucholtz
Full text: (2012) 45:1 U.B.C. L. Rev. 205-222

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Allard Research Commons
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Karin Mickelson
“Beyond a Politics of the Possible? South-North Relations and Climate Justice”
Full text: (2009) 10 Melbourne J. Int'l L. 411-423
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Karin Mickelson
“Competing Narratives of Justice in North-South Environmental Relations: The Case of Ozone Layer Depletion”
in Jonas Ebbesson & Phoebe Okowa, eds., Environmental Law and Justice in Context
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009
pp. 297-315

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Karin Mickelson, Ibironke Odumosu & Pooja Parmar
“Foreword: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Workshop: Situating Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL): Inspirations, Challenges and Possibilities”
Full text: (2008) 10:4 Int'l Community L. Rev. 355-362
Karin Mickelson
“Taking Stock of TWAIL Histories”
Full text: (2008) 10:4 Int'l Community L. Rev. 355-362
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Karin Mickelson
“Critical Approaches”
in Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée & Ellen Hey, eds., The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
pp. 262-290

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Hugh M. Kindred & Phillip M. Saunders, gen. eds.
Jutta Brunnée, Robert J. Currie, Ted L. McDorman, Armand L.C. deMestral, Karin Mickelson, René Provost, Linda C. Reif, Stephen J. Toope, & Sharon A. Williams
International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 7th ed.
Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2006

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Karin Mickelson
“Leading Towards a Level Playing Field, Repaying Ecological Debt, or Making Environmental Space: Three Stories about International Environmental Cooperation©”
Full text: (2005) 43 Osgoode Hall L.J. 137-170

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Allard Research Commons
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Karin Mickelson
“Tribute to Ivan L. Head”
Full text: (2004) 42 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 423-424

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2002-3 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 2002-3”
Full text: (2003) 41 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 525-567

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Karin Mickelson
“Co-opting Common Heritage: Reflections on the Need for South-North Scholarship”
in Obiora Chinedu Okafor & Obijiofor Aginam, eds., Humanizing Our Global Order: Essays in Honour of Ivan Head
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003
pp. 112-124

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Karin Mickelson & William Rees
“The Environment: Ecological and Ethical Dimensions”
in Elaine L. Hughes, Alastair R. Lucas, & William A. Tilleman, eds., Environmental Law and Policy, 3d ed.
Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2003
pp. 1-40

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Antony Anghie, Bhupinder Chimni, Karin Mickelson, Obiora Okafor, eds.
The Third World and International Order: Law, Politics and Globalization
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2003

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2001-2 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 2001-2”
Full text: (2002) 40 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 557-582

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2000-1 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 2000-1”
Full text: (2001) 39 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 553-585

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1999-2000 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1999-2000”
Full text: (2000) 38 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 419-443

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Hugh M. Kindred, eds.
Karin Mickelson, Ted L. McDorman, René Provost, Armand L.C. deMestral, Linda C. Reif, & Sharon A. Williams
International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 6th ed.
Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2000

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Karin Mickelson
“South, North, International Environmental Law, and International Environmental Lawyers”
(2000) 11 Y.B. Int'l Env. L. 52-81

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Allard Research Commons
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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1998-99 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1998-99”
Full text: (1999) 37 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 409-424

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1997-98 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1997-98”
Full text: (1998) 36 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 477-491

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Karin Mickelson
“How Universal is the Universal Declaration?”
Full text: (1998) 47 U.N.B.L.J. 19-48

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Karin Mickelson
“Rhetoric and Rage: Third World Voices in International Legal Discourse”
Full text: (1998) 16:2 Wis. Int'l L.J. 353-419

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Allard Research Commons
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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1996-97 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1996-97”
Full text: (1997) 35 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 411-416

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1995-96 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1995-96”
Full text: (1996) 34 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 447-456

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Karin Mickelson
“Seeing the Forest, the Trees and the People: Coming to Terms with Developing Country Perspectives on the Proposed Global Forests Convention”
in Canadian Council on International Law, ed., Global Forests and International Environmental Law
London: Kluwer Law, 1996
pp. 239-264

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1994-95 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1994-95”
Full text: (1995) 33 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 425-428

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Karin Mickelson
“Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 1993-94 / La jurisprudence canadienne en matière de droit international public en 1993-94”
Full text: (1994) 32 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 357-364

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Karin Mickelson
“Rereading Trail Smelter,” Case Comment
Full text: (1993) 31 Can. Y.B. Int'l Law 219-234

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Karin Profile

Organization Affiliations

  • Dean's Office
  • Centre for Law and the Environment

Research Interests

  • Environmental law, natural resources, and climate change
  • International law
  • Law and development

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