Cross-appointed with Haskayne School of Business
BA magna cum laude with highest honors in field, (Harvard University), JD cum laude (Harvard Law School)
Minnesota, 2008; District of Columbia, 2009; US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2008; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2010
James joined the Faculty of Law in 2013. Before coming to Calgary, he was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School from 2011 to 2013.
James was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington DC from 2008 to 2011.
James clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 2007 to 2008.
Regulatory Theory and the Law
James's scholarship addresses North American environmental and energy regulation, with a special focus on jurisdictional issues that arise in interstate and international energy markets. His research examines how local and national regulators may account for and influence environmental outcomes elsewhere through local regulation, particularly regulation of imported fuel and electricity. James studies how statutes, constitutional law, trade law, and practical considerations limit and shape attempts to influence extraterritorial environmental outcomes. Using this lens, he explores how policy instruments may be designed to reconcile local policy innovation with integrated national and international markets in energy.
Mooting and Debating Committee
Decanal Proxy, Student Legal Assistance