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Education CV

Current position: Associate Legal Officer, International Court of Justice (The Hague, March 2017-present)


  • PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (2014-2017)
  • Master of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge (2013-2014)
  • Bachelor of Laws (110/110 cum laude), University of Milan (2008-2013)


  • Hague Academy of International Law, Summer Course in Public International Law (2015)
  • Erasmus Scholar, Université Montpellier I - Faculté de Droit et Sciences Politiques (Jan-May 2011)
  • Hague Academy of International Law, Summer Course in Private International Law (2012)


Scholarship and Prizes:

  • Hague Academy of International Law Scholarship (2015 Public International Law Summer Course)
  • Jacobson Scholarship in International Law, St Catharine's College (2014-2017)
  • Cambridge European Scholarship, Cambridge Commonwealth European & International Trust (2014-2017)
  • Jacobson Scholarship in International Law, St Catharine's College (2013-2014)
  • Lauterpacht Prize in International Law, St Catharine's College (2014)
  • Kemp-Gooderson Prize in Law, St Catharine's College (2014)
  • Mrs Payne (1610) Scholarship, St Catharine's College (2014)


Teaching and Work Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping (2014-2015, 2015-2016)


  • Organiser, 4th Annual Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2014-2015)
  • Intern, Legal Office of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (July-Sept 2014)


Fields of research

Law of the Sea, International Dispute Settlement, Law of Armed Conflict, Law of the Use of Force, History of International Law, Philosophical Foundations of International Law


Maritime Delimitation in International Law


Professor Christine Gray 

Representative Publications

M Lando, 'The Croatia/Slovenia Arbitral Award of 29 June 2017: is there a Common Method for delimiting all Maritime Zones under International Law?' (2017) 100 Rivista di Diritto Internazionale 1184-1190

M Lando, 'Delimiting the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles at the International Court of Justice: The Nicaragua v Colombia Cases' (2017) 16 Chinese Journal of International Law 137-173

M Lando, 'Judicial Uncertainties concerning Territorial Sea Delimitation under Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea' (2017) 66 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 589-623

M Lando, 'Compliance with Provisional Measures indicated by the International Court of Justice' (2017) 8 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 22-55

M Lando, 'The Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Comments on the Request for an Advisory Opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission' (2016) 29 Leiden Journal of International Law 441-461

M Lando, 'The Road along the San Juan River is paved with good Intentions: Provisional Measures and the Quest for Compliance in the Costa Rica/Nicaragua Joined Cases’ (2016) 99 Rivista di Diritto Internazionale 179-183

M Lando, 'State Jurisdiction and Immunity of Warships in the ARA Libertad Case' (2015) 58 Japanese Yearbook of International Law 336-355

M Lando, 'Intimations of Unconstitutionality: the Supremacy of International Law and Judgment 238/2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court' (2015) 78 Modern Law Review 1028-1041

M Lando, '"Litigating International Law Disputes - Weighing the Options", Natalie Klein (ed) (CUP, 2014)' (2014) 52 Canadian Yearbook of International Law 631-637

M Lando, 'Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data' (2014) 3 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 616-624

Start Date

Oct 2014

End date

Sep 2017