SCIL is comprised of an extraordinary group of University of Sydney researchers, known as Associates. It also benefits from the support and engagement of an eminent group of advisors (our ‘Advisory Board’) and affiliated researchers from across the international legal profession, related disciplines, and the globe (our ‘Affiliates’). We welcome visitors and interns to SCIL on a regular basis.


Emily Crawford Jacqueline Mowbray
Dr Emily Crawford Dr Jacqueline Mowbray




Ross Anderson, Senior Lecturer and expert in private international law and international criminal law.

Ross Anderson



Irene Baghoomians is a Lecturer and expert in international human rights law having experience in litigation of civil rights and human rights cases.

Irene Baghoomians



Professor Vivienne Bath is an expert in the Law of International Business Transactions and in Chinese Law.

Vivienne Bath



Emeritus Professor Ben Boer, formerly Professor in Environmental Law; expert in international environmental law, including sustainable development law, Asian Pacific environmental law and natural and cultural heritage law; Deputy Chair, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

Ben Boer



Professor Chester Brown is Professor of International Law and International Arbitration, and an expert on public international law, international dispute settlement, international investment law and international commercial arbitration.

Chester Brown



Professor Simon Butt is an expert in Indonesian law, with research interests in comparative law.

Simon Butt


Dr Emily Crawford is a post-doctoral fellow at Sydney Law School and was previously at the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales. Emily’s current research project is looking at major developments in the conduct of armed conflicts in the 21st century, such as cyber warfare and targeted assassinations, and the implications for both domestic and international law.

Emily Crawford



Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law and expert in international law and human rights law, especially migration, citizenship and refugee law.

Mary Crock

Professor Terry Carney, specialising in welfare law, has contributed extensively to international legal scholarship on social security, mental health and drug law.

Mary Crock



Professor Charlotte Epstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations and her interests are in the areas of international relations (IR) theory and political theory, particularly in critical security studies, post-colonial, post-structuralist and feminist approaches; and her key foci are 'sovereignty' and the 'state'. She is also interested in global environmental politics, North-South relations and the overlaps between international trade and the environment.

Charlotte Epstein



Dr Salim Farrar is an Associate Professor in public international law and criminal procedure, with a special interest in human rights, Islamic law and comparative criminal justice in Asia.

Salim Farrar



Professor Mark Findlay, Professor of Criminal Law and expert in comparative criminal justice, globalisation and crime and international criminal law.

Mark Findlay



Professor Peter Gerangelos lectures in federal constitutional law, advanced constitutional law, litigation and federal jurisdiction. He also has extensive experience in a range of civil and public law litigation in the superior courts and the conduct of large civil prosecutions on behalf of the Commonwealth relating to revenue and commercial issues.

Peter Gerangelos



Professor Jennifer Hill is Professor of Corporate Law. She is known for her work in comparative corporate law and governance and international financial market regulation.

Jennifer Hill



Justin Hogan-Doran is a Barrister in private practice in Sydney. He lectures in public and private international law and coached the winning Jessup Mooting team in 2007. Justin is an Army Reserve Officer, attached to the ADF Military Law Centre.

Justin Hogan Doran



Professor Helen Irving is Professor of Constitutional Law and expert in federal constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, and gender and constitution-making.

Helen Irving



Malcolm Jorgensen is a PhD candidate in American foreign policy and international law at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney. His research focuses on the interaction between foreign policy ideologies and strategic interests in shaping United States international law policy.

Malcolm Jorgensen



Professor David Kinley, Professor of Human Rights Law and expert in human rights and corporate responsibility, the World Trade Organisation, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

David Kinley



Miiko Kumar is a Barrister and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. Miiko teaches both compulsory and elective courses in Evidence and Procedure.

Miiko Kumar

Bing Ling is a Professor of Chinese Law, he was a professor and founding member of the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was admitted to the Bar of PRC in 1990. His current research interest is in the Chinese practice and perspectives on international law. Bing Ling



Professor Rosemary Lyster, expert in Asian Pacific environmental, international environmental law and international energy law, especially in relation to climate change.

Rosemary Lyster



Professor Roger Magnusson is an expert in health law and in public health law with, an interest in global health governance and in legal response to epidemics.

Roger Magnusson



Professor Ron McCallum is Professor of Industrial Law and an expert in labour and employment law.

Ron McCallum



Associate Professor Shae McCrystal has interests in labour and employment law, including international labour law.

Shae McCrystal



Dr Jacqueline Mowbray, is a Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in international law and legal theory, with a focus on both international human rights law and international commercial issues.

Jacqueline Mowbray



Professor Luke Nottage, expert in comparative and transnational contract law, product liability, international arbitration and corporate governance especially in relation to Japan.

Luke Nottage



Dr Alison Pert lectures in public international law and has a special interest in the use of armed force and Australia’s compliance with its treaty commitments.

Alison Pert


Dr James Renwick, SC is a former Fulbright Scholar, with a doctorate from Sydney University. He is Senior Counsel at the NSW Bar. He is a pioneer of the teaching and practice of national security law in Australia. He holds a commission as Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, and is the head of the Sydney Naval Reserve Panel. He has most recently published articles on the topics of terrorism trials, the ANZUS Treaty, and dealing with radicalisation in Australia. He is a part time member in the NSW Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal (Appeal and Occupational Divisions).

James Renwick


Associate Professor David Rolph has research interests in private international law, especially multi-state torts.




Professor Ben Saul, Professor and barrister, specialises in public international law, especially terrorism, use of force, humanitarian law, human rights, refugees and the United Nations.

Ben Saul 



Associate Professor Tim Stephens, is an Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow and expert in international dispute resolution, international courts and tribunals, international environmental law and the law of the sea.

Tim Stephens



Professor Anne Twomey has interests in public international law and comparative constitutional law, especially issues concerning federal systems of governance.

Anne Twomey


Dr Thalia Anthony is a Senior Lecturer at UTS with interests in indigenous people and the law (including indigenous rights in international law), criminology, comparative tort law, native title and legal history.

Dr Livingston Armytage is founding director of the Centre for Judicial Studies. He is a specialist in justice reform, advising governments, courts and development aid agencies around the world. He is adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, and course convener of: ‘Law Justice & Development.’ He is also a visiting fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge.

Professor Danielle Celermajer is Director leads the Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She currently leads a three year European Union funded project on the prevention of torture in the security sector focusing on Nepal and Sri Lanka. Her research interests include the intersection between human rights and religious normativities, structural approaches to human rights and prevention work and the role of narratives in catalysing responsiveness to injustice and violation.

Fiona Cunningham is a PhD student in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was formerly a researcher at Sydney Law School. Her research focuses on the intersection between international law and institutions, Chinese foreign policy and international security.

Professor Andrew Dickinson, Professor in Private International Law divides his time between Australia and the UK, where he is a solicitor advocate, consultant to the law firm Clifford Chance LLP and a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London.

Robert Dubler SC is a senior Sydney barrister who completed his PhD in international law from the University of Sydney, with research interests in international criminal law.

Christine Ernst is a Judge's Associate at the High Court of Australia and was formerly a researcher at the Sydney Law School. Her research interests include public international law, human rights law, administrative law and constitutional law.

Katherine Fallah lectures in international law at the University of Technology, Sydney and specialises in international humanitarian and criminal law. She is writing a doctoral thesis on the accountability of mercenaries and private military contractors under international law.

Jolyon Ford is a Senior Analyst (Africa) with Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm, and a former Lecturer at the Australian National University and at Sydney Law School, with interests in public international law, constitutional law, and post-conflict studies.

Daniel Ghezelbash is doctoral student at the University of Sydney and a Research Associate on the International Migration Policy and Law Analysis (IMPALA) Database Project. His research interests include comparative migration law and policy, migration control and administrative law.

Naomi Hart is a PhD candidate in Law at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, undertaking research on the legality of espionage under international law.

Professor Robert Hill, AC is an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has been a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 2006, and a former Minister for the Environment, Minister for the Environment and Heritage and Minister for Defence. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Australian Ambassador to the United Nations. He was recently appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust.

Professor Fleur Johns, Professor of Law at UNSW Australia, working in international law and legal theory.

Dr Eric Knight works with the Boston Consulting Group, consulting on economics to business and government. His research interests include corporate governance, and international environmental law with a focus on climate change and energy.

Dr Peter Kwon, partner at Ashurst Hong Kong, and specialist in cross-border securitisation, derivatives, capital markets, and structured finance law. His research interests are in legal culture, cross-border negotiations, and the interaction between the two.

Dr Wendy Lambourne, is Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Deputy Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. Her research is concerned with analysing and evaluating transitional justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding after mass violence, with a regional focus on Africa and Asia/Pacific.

Associate Professor Jake Lynch is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a leader in the field of peace journalism, as an experienced international reporter and scholar.

Professor Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and the Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Law. She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC and a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and publishes widely in the areas of international refugee law and forced migration, particularly on mobility in the context of disasters and climate change.

Dr Kate Miles is a Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge, and an Associate Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. Prior to this appointment, she was a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, specialising in international investment law and international environmental law.

Dr Hitoshi Nasu is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and Co-Director of The Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL). His thesis on the ‘Precautionary Approach to International Security Law: A Study of Article 40 of the UN Charter’ was completed in 2006 at the Sydney Law School, which was subsequently revised for publication as a monograph, International Law on Peacekeeping: A Study of Article 40 of the UN Charter (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009).

Dr John Pace is an expert in International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law of long standing. He has lectured in several universities and other institutions in several regions. In addition to serving a Secretary to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (1978 - 1994) and Coordinating the Vienna World Conference (1990-1993), his field experience has taken him to several countries and conflict and post-conflict areas. Among other achievements, he pioneered investigatory Special Procedures, and Technical Cooperation in human rights.

Dr Melissa Perry QC is a Judge at the Federal Court. Since 2009, Justice Perry has also served as a Squadron Leader with the Royal Australian Air Force, Legal Specialist Reserves. She is a Fellow and former Director of the Australian Academy of Law, and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales, the Law School Advisory Board, University of Adelaide, and the advisory board, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University. In addition, she is a section-editor with the Australian Law Journal and has been appointed as the Federal Court representative on the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity (JCCD).

Dr James Rewick SC, a former Fulbright Scholar and officer of the Attorney-General’s Department, is a senior counsel practicing from 12th Floor Chambers Sydney, an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University, an Associate of SCIL since 2009, a member of the Council of the International Law Association (Australian Branch), a part time member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Appeal Panel and Occupational Division), and head of the NSW Naval Reserve Legal Panel (Captain, RANR), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.

Donald Robertson is Adjunct Professor of Law at Sydney Law School and a Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills. He teaches and writes in the areas of international law, contract law and regulatory law. He teaches a Postgraduate Course on International Contract Law based on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and also co-teaches the postgraduate course Commercial Conflict of Laws. His practice encompasses all aspects of international economic law, with a particular focus on international investment law and arbitration and regulatory law, international contract law, Business and Human Rights and money and payment systems. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contract Law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Dr Aruna Sathanapally is a barrister and lectures in public international law. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and is the author of the Beyond Disagreement: Open Remedies in Human Rights Adjudication (OUP, 2012). She has worked for Australia in international litigation over tobacco plain packaging, and previously worked as an advisor to governments, the private sector and NGOs at McKinsey & Co. Her interests include human rights law, business and human rights, international environmental law, labour rights and the regulation of international business and investment.

Chris Sidoti is a human rights lawyer, activist and teacher who currently works from Sydney, Australia, as an international human rights consultant, specialising in the international human rights system and in national human rights institutions. He was director of the International Service for Human Rights, based in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2003 to 2007. He has been Australian Human Rights Commissioner (1995-2000), Australian Law Reform Commissioner (1992-1995) and Foundation Director of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1987-1992). He has also worked in non-government organisations, including for the Human Rights Council of Australia and the Australian Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. In 2007-08 he was the independent chair of the United Kingdom Government’s Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum He is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Griffith University (Queensland) and the Australian Catholic University, a Fellow of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University and an Affiliate at the Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney. He is also chair of the NSW Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority, a quasi-judicial appointment.

Dr Martyn Taylor is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, practising in competition & regulation, infrastructure, telecommunications & media law and international economic law. He has specific interest in the development and application of public international law, international competition policy and international trade regulation.

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, taking up her appointment by the Commonwealth Attorney-General in 2012. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law.

Andrew Tuch, an Associate Professor at Washington University in St Louis, has research interests in international financial services regulation, comparative corporate law and securities regulation. He holds a research doctorate from Harvard Law School and has published widely in journals in the US, UK and Australia. Before entering academia, he practiced corporate law in New York, London and Sydney.

Dr Brett G. Williams is the principal in the law firm Williams Trade Law. He is a specialist in International Regulation of Trade, especially the law of the World Trade Organization and bilateral and regional trade agreements. He has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher and technical assistance consultant in international trade law and policy. He has taught World Trade Organization law at the University of Sydney Faculty of Law since 2001. He has also taught World Trade Organization law for the Australian National University (2013-2015), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010-2012), University of North Carolina (2004-2006), William and Mary College (1996-98) and the University of Adelaide (1996).

Dr Sarah Williams lectures at UNSW and formerly worked in international law at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is researching the establishment by the United Nations Security Council and Lebanon of a criminal tribunal to prosecute political violence in Lebanon.

Houda Younan is a barrister at Sixth Floor, her areas of practice include administrative law, commercial law, communications/media law, constitutional law, customs and anti-dumping; extradition, environmental and planning law, international law, migration law and mining law.

Management Committee

SCIL is managed by a committee comprised of the following Associates: Chester Brown, Emily Crawford, Mary Crock, David Kinley, Luke Nottage, Ben Saul and Tim Stephens.

Advisory Board

Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM, RFD, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Chair of the Advisory Board

Professor Philip Alston, New York University School of Law

Dr Rosalie Balkin, Legal Director, International Maritime Organization

Mr Bill Campbell QC, Office of International Law, Australian Attorney-General’s Department

Professor Christine Chinkin, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Professor James Crawford SC, Faculty of Law, Cambridge University

Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

HE Judge C Weeramantry, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice; Director, Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research, Colombo

Professor Yasuhei Taniguchi, Senshu University Law School; former Chair of the WTO Appellate Body


Anish Bhasin (S2, 2007) Nithya Ramesh (S2, 2010)
Lily Tsen (S2, 2007) Andrew Yeoum (S2, 2010)
Naomi Hart (S1, 2008) Claire Burke (S1, 2011)
Claire McEvilly (S1, 2008) Steve Hind (S1, 2011)
Ben Wahlhaus (Intensive, 2008) Ishani Jayaweera (S1, 2011)
Alicia Lyons (S2, 2008) Daniel MacPherson (S1, 2011)
Danielle Mawer (S2, 2008) Kate Bones (S2, 2011)
Naomi Oreb (Intensive, 2009) Georgina Hutton (S2, 2011)
Sadhana Abayasekara (Intensive, 2009) Bryce Williams (S2, 2011)
Natasha Kassam (S1, 2009) Jason Wong (S2, 2011)
Alice Yan (S1, 2009) Samantha Brown (S1, 2012)
Sue Soueid (S1, 2009) Anna Gudkov (S1, 2012)
Tina Jelenic (S1, 2009) Diana Hu (S1, 2012)
Matthew Kalyk (S2, 2009) Nathan Li (S1, 2012)
Callista Harris (S2, 2009) Camille Crowther(S2, 2012)
Samuel Thampapillai (Intensive, 2010) Bo An Lu (S2, 2012)
Ramya Krishnan (S1, 2010) Nicholas Condylis (S2, 2012)
David Lewis (S1, 2010) Alice Gardoll (S1, 2013)
Christopher Pearce (S1, 2010) Sarah Schwartz (S1, 2013)
Emily Raftos (S1, 2010) David Hertzberg (S2, 2013)
Emily Christie (S2, 2010) Soo Young Choi (S2, 2013)
Emma Hunt (S2, 2010)