M. J. Mace is a lawyer and independent consultant. She has provided legal advice and assistance to the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) in the international climate change negotiations for over ten years and has been a member of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee since 2006. From 2003-2008 she headed the Climate Change and Energy Programme at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) in London. From 1995-2001 she worked for the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, first for the FSM Supreme Court and then as an Assistant Attorney General. She has also worked as an Associate at Earthjustice in New Orleans and as an Associate at Skadden, Arps in Washington DC, where she practiced environmental and international trade law. MJ holds a BA from Yale, a JD from the University of Chicago and is a member of the New York State, Washington DC and Federated States of Micronesia Bars.