Private International Law Program
Research within the Private International Law programme spans a broad spectrum of areas. Associates of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) are involved in the teaching of undergraduate subjects in this field including:
- LAWS1018 International Law;
- LAWS1017 Torts and Contracts II;
- LAWS3015 Private International Law;
- LAWS3092 International Commercial Arbitration; and
- LAWS3072 International Commercial Transactions.
SCIL Associates are also involved in teaching the following postgraduate subjects:
- LAWS6948 Private International Law;
- LAWS6824 Transnational Commercial Litigation;
- LAWS6884 International Commercial Litigation;
- LAWS6952 European Private International Law;
- LAWS6060 International Commercial Arbitration; and
- LAWS6916 International Investment Law.
The Director of the Programme is Associate Professor Chester Brown. SCIL Associates who teach in these subjects and contribute to the work of the programme include Professor Gillian Triggs, Professor Andrew Dickinson, Associate Professor Luke Nottage, Associate Professor Vivienne Bath, Associate Professor Ben Saul, Dr Fleur Johns, Dr Tim Stephens, Dr Jacqui Mowbray, Mr Ross Anderson, Ms Kate Miles, Ms Irene Baghoomians, Dr Euan MacDonald, Adjunct Professor Malcolm Holmes QC, Adjunct Professor Andrew Bell SC, Adjunct Professor Max Bonnell, Adjunct Professor Rashda Rana, and Adjunct Lecturer Justin Hogan-Doran.
Associates of the programme are active in the following research fields:
- Civil jurisdiction;
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments;
- Choice of law doctrine;
- Exclusionary doctrines;
- International dispute settlement;
- Practice and procedure of international courts and tribunals;
- Application of doctrines of private international law on the international plane;
- Private international law theory, particularly notions of the ‘private’, party autonomy and jurisdiction;
- International commercial arbitration; and
- Investment treaty arbitration.
Feedback and contacts
Comments and inquiries about the program are welcome, as are expressions of interest in research collaboration. Please contact Associate Professor Chester Brown at or .