Natalie Klein

| Nonresident Fellow

Law of the Sea; International Dispute Settlement
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Professor Natalie Klein joined LKI in August 2018.

Professor Klein is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, where she teaches and researches in international law, with a focus on law of the sea and dispute settlement. Professor Klein is the author of Dispute Settlement and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, 2011). She has edited several books and published over 70 other works on international law, including in foremost legal journals such as the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (published by Cambridge University Press) and leading reference books, including the Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication and the Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Prior to joining UNSW, Professor Klein was at Macquarie University where she served as Dean of Macquarie Law School from 2011 to 2017, and Acting Head of the Department for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism at Macquarie in 2013-2014. She provides advice, undertakes consultancies and provides media commentary on law of the sea issues. Previously, Professor Klein worked in the international litigation and arbitration practice of the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, served as counsel to the then newly-independent Government of Eritrea (1998-2002), and was a consultant to the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations. Her masters and doctorate in law were earned at Yale Law School in the United States and she is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

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