Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea

Lecturers of 2021 Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea

Chris Brown
Chris Brown is a Chartered Tax Adviser and international law specialist by training with over 25 years of commercial, corporate tax, legal and financial exposure and practice. This has been gained through a number of senior tax and finance roles across a broad range of multinational businesses including Anglo American, the EMI Group and KPMG.
In recent years, Chris acted as a consultant to and senior legal officer at the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica to lead the development of a financial regime and regulatory framework for mineral exploitation in the Area. Until recently, Chris was seabed minerals adviser to the Cook Islands National Environment Service and the Seabed Mineral's Authority, advising the Government of the Cook Islands on the development and implementation of a legal, environmental and financial framework for the exploration and exploitation of marine minerals in the Cook Islands exclusive economic zone.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Law and a Masters in Public Law from the University of Cape Town.

Clive Schofield
Professor Clive Schofield is Head of Research at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University (WMU) in MALMÖ, Sweden. He was previously Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia and remains a Visiting Professor with ANCORS. He holds a PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK and an LLM from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Clive developed his profile in these areas during an 11-year association with the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham, UK where he served as Director of Research. Clive joined the Centre for Maritime Policy (subsequently renamed ANCORS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong in 2004. He has held both an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship and QEII Senior Research Fellowship.
Clive is a maritime geographer and international legal scholar whose research interests relate to maritime jurisdictional aspects of the law of the sea, the determination of baselines along the coast in an era of sea level rise, the delineation of the limits to maritime claims and maritime boundary delimitation. Clive’s current research focuses on geo-legal and geo-technical aspects of maritime boundary and security issues.
He has published over 250 publications including 23 books and monographs (including edited works) on these issues. He is co-author (with Emeritus Professor Victor Prescott, University of Melbourne) of the book, The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World (2005).
Clive is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise and serves as an International Hydrographic Office (IHO)-nominated Observer on the Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (ABLOS). He has also been directly involved in the peaceful settlement of boundary and territory disputes, providing advice and research support to governments engaged in boundary negotiations. He has also been involved in four boundary dispute settlement cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and has been appointed as a Peacebuilding Adviser on behalf of the United Nations and World Bank. Additionally, he recently served as an independent expert witness in the international arbitration case between the Philippines and China, providing an expert report and giving testimony in the Great Hall of the Peace Palace, The Hague, November 2015.

Donald Rothwell
Email: Donald.Rothwell@anu.edu.au; Tel: +61(0)2 6125 8948/+61(0)414 546 830

Donald R Rothwell is Professor of International Law at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University where he has taught since July 2006. His research has a specific focus on law of the sea, law of the polar regions, and implementation of international law within Australia as reflected in 26 authored, co-authored and edited books, and over 200 articles, book chapters and notes in international and Australian publications. Rothwell’s recent books include Rothwell and Letts (eds), The Law of the Sea in South East Asia: Environmental, Navigational and Security Challenges (2020); Nasu, McLaughlin, Rothwell and Tan, The Legal Authority of ASEAN as a Security Institution (2019); International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives 3rd (2018) with Kaye, Akhtar-Khavari, Davis and Saunders; and The International Law of the Sea 2nd (Bloomsbury, 2016) with Stephens. Major career works include The Polar Regions and the Development of International Law (CUP, 1996), and Rothwell, Oude Elferink, Scott and Stephens (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (OUP, 2015). Rothwell is also General Editor of the Australian Year Book of International Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Brill Research Perspectives in Law of the Sea. From 2012-2018 he was Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on ‘Baselines under the International Law of the Sea’. He has taught a range of courses including Law of the Sea, International Dispute Resolution, International Law and Use of Armed Force, International Humanitarian Law, Military Operations Law, and Public International Law, and has lectured at the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea (2018-2019). Rothwell was previously Challis Professor of International Law and Director of the Sydney Centre for International and Global Law, University of Sydney (2004-2006), where he had taught since 1988. He has acted as a consultant or been a member of expert groups for UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, the Australian Government, and acted as advisor to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). In 2012 Rothwell was appointed an inaugural ANU Public Policy Fellow, and in 2015 elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Law. He regularly commentates on international law issues, including for all of the major daily newspapers in Australia and has been interviewed on ABC TV 7.30, ABC Radio ‘AM’ and ‘PM’, ABC Radio National ‘Breakfast’, ABC News 24, Al Jazerra (TV), and BBC.

Current: Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law, Australian National University (2006- ); ANU Public Policy Fellow (2012 - ); General Editor and Co-Editor Australian Year Book of International Law (2007- ); Member, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (1999- ); Member of the List of Arbitrators nominated by Australia under the 1991 Madrid Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (2000- ); Fellow, Australian Academy of Law (2015- ).
Previous: Deputy Dean (2014-2017), Head of School (2013-2014), Assistant Head of School (2011-2012), ANU College of Law; Director, Migration Law Programs (2016-2017), Director, LLM Programs, ANU College of Law (2007 – 2009, 2010 - 2012); Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Military Law and Justice, ANU College of Law (2009-2011); Challis Professor of International Law & Director, Sydney Centre for International and Global Law, University of Sydney (2004 - 2006); Pro Dean (Teaching Programs) Faculty of Law, University of Sydney (2002-2003; 2004-2005); Associate Professor (1997-2004) and Tutor, Lecturer & Senior Lecturer (1988-1996), Faculty of Law, University of Sydney; Visiting Professor, University of Victoria (2003); Visiting Professor, University of Alberta (1993); Visiting Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge (1993); Visiting Fellow, Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong (1997); Visiting Scholar, Law Program – Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (2003); Rapporteur, International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Baselines under the International Law of the Sea (2012-8); President (2001-2005), Vice-President, Australian New Zealand Society of International Law (1999-2001); Editor-in-Chief Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law (1996-2001); Editorial Board, Environmental Law and Policy Series, Kluwer Law International (1998-2005 ); National Administrator, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition (1999-2001; 2005-2006; 2010-2012); Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander Royal Australian Navy Reserve (1994-2002); Human Impacts Program Advisory Committee - Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (1999-2001); South East Marine Region Legal Working Group, National Oceans Office (2001); Co-Chair, Australian Canadian Oceans Research Network (ACORN) (1999-2003); Delegate, APEC Marine Resources Conservation Working Group (2000, 2002); Observer, Int’l Whaling Commission (2007)
Hitoshi Nasu, Rob McLaughlin, Donald R. Rothwell and See Seng Tan, The Legal Authority of ASEAN as a Security Institution (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2019)
Rothwell and Tim Stephens, The International Law of the Sea (Hart/Bloomsbury: 1st 2010; 2nd 2016)
Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott and Tim Stephens (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press: 2015)
Rothwell, Stuart Kaye, Afshin Akhtarkhavari, Ruth Davis, and Imogen Saunders, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press: 1st 2010; 2nd 2014; 3rd 2018)
Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink, and Rothwell eds, The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes (Martinus Nijhoff: 2013)
Rothwell (ed), The Law of the Sea (Edward Elgar: 2013)
Alan D. Hemmings, Rothwell and Karen N. Scott eds, Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (Routledge: 2012)
Rachel Baird and Rothwell eds, Australian Coastal and Marine Law (Federation: 2011)
Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International law and policy perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge: 2010)
Rothwell and David L. VanderZwaag eds., Towards Principled Oceans Governance: Australian and Canadian approaches and challenges (Routledge: 2006)
Alex G. Oude Elferink and Rothwell eds., Oceans Management in the 21st Century: Institutional Frameworks and Responses (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: 2004)
Alex G. Oude Elferink and Rothwell eds., The Law of the Sea and Polar Maritime Delimitation and Jurisdiction (Kluwer Law International: 2001)
Brian Opeskin and Rothwell eds, International Law and Australian Federalism (Melbourne University Press: 1997)
The Polar Regions and the Development of International Law (CUP: 1996)

James Kraska
James Kraska is Chair and Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the Naval War College, the oldest chair at the institution, and Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School, where he teaches International Law of the Sea. He has served as Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Law, University of the Philippines, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University, Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University Marine Laboratory, and Fellow in residence at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has published numerous books and scholarly articles and is Editor-in-Chief of International Law Studies, the oldest journal of international law in the United States, and three volumes of the treatise, Benedict on Admiralty: International Maritime Law. He is also a Permanent Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Kraska served as a U.S. Navy officer and lawyer, with multiple tours of duty in Japan and the Pentagon, including as Oceans Law & Policy Adviser and then Director of International Negotiations on the Joint Staff.

Ronan Long
Professor Ronán Long is the Director of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, and the Nippon Foundation Professorial Chair in Ocean Governance and the Law of the Sea.
He is the author/co-editor of 14 books and over 300 other scholarly contributions on oceans law and policy. He read for his PhD at the School of Law Trinity College Dublin, he has been a Senior Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Visiting Scholar at the ‘Centre for Oceans Law and Policy' at the University of Virginia. Additionally, Professor Long teaches on the Law of the Sea programme at Harvard Law School. Under his direction, the work of the Institute has received the imprimatur of the United Nations General Assembly and entails a suite of projects concerning: the law of the sea needs of Small Island Developing States; marine debris and plastic pollution in the Eastern Caribbean; the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction; the regulation of robotics and artificial intelligence in the ocean domain; as well as the empowerment of women scientists for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Prior to his academic career, he was a permanent staff member at the European Commission and undertook over 40 missions on behalf of the European Institutions to the Member States of the European Union, the United States of America, Canada, Central America as well as to African countries. During his previous career in the Irish Naval Service, he won an academic prize at Britannia Royal Naval College and held a number of appointments ashore and afloat, including membership of the Navy’s elite diving unit. As a keen yachtsman, he has represented Ireland at the top competitive level in offshore racing. Ronán is passionate about the law of the sea, conservation and global sustainability, as well as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. His most recent books adress Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (Brill/Nijhoff, 2021) and Frontiers in International Environmental Law, Oceans and Climate Challenges: Essays in Honour of David Freestone (Brill/Nijhoff, 2021).
Further information can be found here: https://www.wmu.se/people/ronan-long

Tomas Heidar
Tomas Heidar (Iceland) has been Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since October 2014 and currently serves as Vice-President of the Tribunal (2020-2023). Earlier he was President of the ITLOS Chamber for Fisheries Disputes (2017-2020). He is a Member of the ITLOS Special Chamber in the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
From 1996-2014, Tomas Heidar served as Legal Adviser of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, attaining the rank of Ambassador. As such he was responsible for all matters of public international law and represented Iceland regularly at meetings on ocean affairs and the law of the sea at the United Nations and in other international fora.
Judge Heidar is also Director of the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland and Co-director and lecturer of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy. He lectures at the University of Iceland and many other universities and institutions around the world, including University College London, Queen Mary University of London, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea and the IFLOS Summer Academy. He has taught law of the sea at the United Nations Regional Course in International Law in Ethiopia.
Judge Heidar has published numerous books and articles on ocean affairs and the law of the sea, most recently New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea (ed., Brill Nijhoff, 2020). He is also Conciliator and Arbitrator under Annexes V and VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.