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Education CV


  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, PhD Candidate, 2014 - 2017
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, LL.M (First Class Honours) 2011 – 2012
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam,  BA in International Relations, Summa cum laude, 2005 - 2009


  • Graduate Research Fellow, Centre for Rising Powers, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017
  • Assisting LL.M Class on Settlement of Disputes on the topic of 'Recent Developments in International Dispute Settlement', 2015
  • Lecturer and Researcher, International Law Faculty, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, 2009 - 2014
  • Legal Intern, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, October 2012 – December 2012 

Academic-related activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2016-2017
  • Managing Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016
  • Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, University of Cambridge, 2014-2015
  • Head of the Organizing Committee of 1st National Round of the International Committee of the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, Hanoi, 2013
  • Coach of the Vietnamese team participating in the Red Cross International Humanitarian law Moot Court Competition, Hongkong, 2013
  • Coach of the Vietnamese team participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2010

Scholarships and Awards

  • Award for Best Student - Highest Score in Final Examination, Yeosu Academy on Law of the Sea (2015)
  • Cambridge International Scholarship for Ph.D studies, Cambridge Overseas Trust (2014 - 2017)
  • Clive Parry (Overseas) Prize for International law, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (2012)
  • Anne Jemima Clough Prize for First in LL.M Examination, Newnham College (2012)
  • Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2011 - 2012)
  • Australian Leadership Awards for Postgraduate Studies , AusAID, Australian Government 
  • Valedictorian of Class 2005-2009, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (2009)


Fields of research

Public International Law, Settlement of International Disputes, Law of the Sea


Contributions of the UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System to the Development of Law of the Sea


Professor Christine Gray

Representative Publications


Conference Papers

  • “The UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and Its Role in Resolving Maritime Disputes in Asia”, 5th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Bangkok, Thailand, 26 – 27 November 2015
  • “Land Reclamation Activities in the South China Sea: An International Law Perspective”, Symposium on “Land Reclamation in the South China Sea and Its Impact on Global and Regional Stability”, Boston, United States, 24 May 2015
  • “Some legal aspects of the Philippines – China Arbitration under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, The 5th International Workshop on South China Sea: Cooperation For Regional Security And Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, 11 – 12 November 2013
  • “Jurisdictional Issues in Dispute Settlement under the 1982 UNCLOS and the South China Sea Disputes”, National Conference on the South China Sea, Institute for South China Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 28 August 2012 (in Vietnamese)

Start Date

Oct 2014

End date

Oct 2017