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Education CV


  • Cambridge University, Faculty of Law, PhD in Law Candidate (2016-)
  • New York University School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies (2013-2014)
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International law; First Class Honours, GPA 9.22/10.00 (2012-2014)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Summer Courses of Public International Law (2012)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Law School, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), First Class Honours, Class Ranking-2nd/152, GPA 8.55/10 (2007-2012)


  • WM Tapp Studentship in Law (2016)
  • Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Partnership Studentship (2016)
  • Cambridge Trust, Honorary George & Marie Vergottis Scholar (2016)
  • Academy of Athens, Public International Law Scholarship (2016 - ranked first in the written examination but did not take up the financial award as it was incompatible with holding other scholarships for the same degree)
  • NYU International Law and Human Rights Fellowship (2014)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2013)
  • Harry D. Triantafillou Scholarship (2013)
  • AG Leventis Foundation Scholarship (2013)
  • Honorary State Scholarship for outstanding academic performance and character (2011)​​


Jerome Lipper Prize for distinction in the NYU International Legal Studies LL.M. Program (2014)

Teaching Experience

  • Cambridge LL.M. Graduate teaching assistant, Law of the World Trade Organization, 'The Chapeau of the General Exceptions in GATT Article XX'; 'WTO and 'Other' International Law' (2017-2018)
  • Cambridge LL.M. Graduate teaching assistant, International Law of Global Governance, 'Constructing a Theory of Obligation for International Organizations' (2018)
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Economic and Political Sciences, Adjunct Lecturer in the subject of International Courts and Tribunals (2016)
  • Athens Public International Law Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the subjects of International Investment Law and International Courts and Tribunals (2015-2016)

Reseach Experience

  • Lauterpacht Centre of International Law, Research assistant for the project "Peacemaking - What's law got to do with it?" (2016 - )
  • United Nations International Law Commission, Assistant to Special Rapporteur Sir Michael Wood, (summer 2014)
  • NYU School of Law, Research Assistant to Professors J.E. Alvarez and B. Kingsbury (2013-2014)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia,  Legal Intern, Trial Chamber II, (autumn 2014)




Revisiting the Theoretical Foundations of International Organisations in Public International Law


Dr. Lorand Bartels

Representative Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

“Preliminary issues posed by the doctrine of forum prorogatum and the case of Djibouti v. France”, International Community Law Review, 15 (2013), 483-503

Conferences and Talks:

"Regime interactions in a fragmented system: Why, how and when the multiplicity of actors can be beneficial to the international legal order”, 10th Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University (April 2014)

“International Swaps and Derivatives Association Determination Committees and Global Administrative Law”, International Law and Human Rights Scholarship Conference, NYU (March 2014)

“Preliminary Objections at the International Court of Justice: Theory and Practice” (in Greek), 9th Annual Seminar of International Law, Hellenic Association of International Law, Nauplio, Greece (May 2013)



Start Date

Oct 2016