The Fall 2021 Academic Director and visiting faculty member will be Professor Rob Anderson. Professor Anderson will be teaching Corporations and Admiralty. The other course offerings will include a variety of international law courses as well as International Moot Court, and the opportunity to take an externship. Visit the Courses & Events page for a tentative list of courses and events schedule.
London Campus Faculty
These professors and expert lawyers often teach in the London Program, and other guests and professors regularly join them for courses at London House.
Courtenay Barklem qualified as a lawyer in 2000. He is called to the bar in England and California. He has a commercial practice in arbitration and construction disputes. He has also carried out numerous missions in-country, during his five years as the Human Rights Advisor to the Law Society of England and Wales. He has also acted as a consultant on UK Ministry of Justice and Foreign Office projects. He has worked on a number of high profile international human rights cases and has developed extensive experience in legal development and international law reform.
Professor Bastin is an adjunct professor of Law for Pepperdine's London Program. He is a barrister, practising at Essex Court Chambers in London, who specialises in public international law, and in particular investment treaty arbitration. Having practised before joining the Bar for several years in the International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups of Latham & Watkins, Professor Bastin has carried across to the Bar a strong full-time practice in these areas. The strength of his practice has been recognised through his ranking, in his first full year of practice at the Bar, as a top junior in public international law and investment treaty arbitration, with his peers and clients describing him as a "superb all-round lawyer with a deep understanding of public international law" (Legal 500, 2014). To that end, Professor Bastin has advised governments, international organisations (including not-for-profit), corporations and individuals on a wide variety of international law issues, including: investment protection; State responsibility; State and head of State immunity; treaty interpretation; international human rights; enforcement of decisions; extradition; WTO law; and EU and UN sanctions. Professor Bastin graduated Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, both with first class honours, and with the John George Dalley Prize for first in final year law courses, from the University of Sydney. He also graduated Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He was world champion in three international mooting competitions: the Jessup International Law Moot (in addition to being Best Finalist Oralist), the World Trade Organization Moot and the ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot. He has published extensively on State immunity, investment treaty arbitration, WTO law, public international law and commercial law.
International Investment Disputes
Professor Evseev is a 2001 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the Harvard Law Review and Research Chair of the Appleseed Center for Electoral Reform. After completing a judicial clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he has focused his practice in the field of commercial and investor-State arbitration as well as public international law. He has been a partner in the international arbitration practice group of Arnold & Porter since 2010 and has represented more than 10 nation-states in treaty disputes, including Hungary, Thailand, the Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, Philippines, Venezuela, South Korea, Costa Rica and Bulgaria. Before joining Arnold & Porter, Professor Evseev worked at other international law firms including Wilmer Hale, Winston & Strawn and White & Case.
Professor Evseev serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute and acts as an arbitrator in cases before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and other major arbitral institutions. He is a member of the World Bank's ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and is a frequent speaker on arbitration-related topics at conferences and seminars around the world.
International Commercial Arbitration
Professor Gregoire is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching International Commercial Arbitration. Professor Gregoire studied law at the University of Cambridge, before obtaining a Masters in International Political Economics from Sciences Po, Paris, and an LLM from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is qualified as a New York attorney and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2013 (he is currently completing his pupillage). He practiced as a barrister with Henderson Chambers from 2013-2016, and has recently moved to 4 New Square, specializing in arbitration and commercial litigation.
Professor Gregoire has worked as an associate within Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's international dispute resolution department in Paris, advising and acting for both States and international corporations in international arbitral proceedings. He has also worked as a consultant for the Investment Climate, Debt & Commercial Dispute Resolution department of the World Bank and IFC, advising States and chambers of commerce on the drafting of arbitration laws and the creation of arbitration centers. He is a contributor to the UK Chapter of the 1958 New York Convention Guide.
International Investment Disputes
Professor Saadeh is an adjunct professor of Law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching International Investment Disputes. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). Professor Saadeh maintains a broad practice encompassing advisory and contentious public international law work, including representing clients in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA and other institutional rules. He has trained government lawyers in public international law and investor-State arbitration and frequently speaks and lectures about international law and practice.
Professor Saadeh holds a BA / MA from the University of Oxford and an LLM in public international law from the University of Leiden. He sits on the consultation board for Practical Law's arbitration service, alongside a number of eminent practitioners and academics in the field, where he advises on developments in international arbitration (and investor-state arbitration in particular). Prior to returning to private practice in London in 2016, Professor Saadeh worked as a Legal Officer at United Nations headquarters in New York, where he litigated before the United Nations Dispute and Appeals Tribunals.
International Moot Court
Ms Suding is a practicing barrister at Field Court Chambers. She regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal, the Family Court, and the Court of Protection, including in the High Court. Lauren's legal career has also included work at the Free Representation Unit, The Access to Justice Foundation, and Allen & Overy. She came to the law following a successful career in financial services, reaching Executive Director level at firms including JP Morgan, Standard & Poors and Oppenheimer.
Ms Suding was called to the bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, where she was awarded a Lord Lowry Scholarship. She is currently an officer of the Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association and a member of the Middle Temple Hall Committee and Finance and Resources Committee. She has lived in California, New York, DC, and Ireland, attended Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, and graduated with a BSc from Stanford University.
International Investment Disputes
Monty Taylor is an attorney in the London office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, where he focuses on international investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He previously served as Legal Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he acted as Secretary to the Tribunal on numerous ICSID Convention and Additional Facility arbitration proceedings. Before joining ICSID, Mr. Taylor practised international arbitration at a leading law firm in Sydney, Australia, where he represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL and HKIAC rules. In the landmark case of White Industries Australia Limited v. Republic of India (UNCITRAL), Mr. Taylor acted as counsel for the first known Australian investor to succeed in an investment treaty arbitration against a sovereign State.
Mr. Taylor is regularly invited to lecture in the field of international arbitration. He has presented lectures at, among other institutions, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and Queen Mary University of London (School of International Arbitration). He also serves on the editorial board of Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management.
International Criminal Law
A graduate of UCLA, IUHEI (U. de Genève), the Fletcher School (Tufts U.) and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), Gregory Townsend started his legal career as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles. In 1998, he joined the UN ICTR and clerked for a Slovenian Supreme Court judge before joining the prosecution, spending more than seven years working on Rwandan genocide cases. He later became a prosecutor for both the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and UN ICTY. He then served as Head of Office for the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague on the trial of Liberian President Charles Taylor. He joined the Special Tribunal for Lebanon from 2010 to 2014 as chief legal advisor to the Prosecutor, helping craft the first international indictment for terrorism. From 2014 to 2018, he was chief of the Registry's Court Services Section at the ICTY and IRMCT, overseeing witness protection, court operations, court records, and legal aid. He presently works as a Lecturer in Law in The Hague. He is on the list of counsel to represent victims before the ICC, ECCC, STL and KSC, and was elected in 2019 to a three-year term on the ICC's Advisory Committee on Legal Texts.
European Union Law
Professor Türk is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching European Union Law. Professor Türk is the director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. He studied History and Law at Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He also holds a PhD from the University of London. He joined King's in 1996. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Washington.
Professor Türk's principal research interests are in the field of European Union Law, in particular its constitutional and administrative law. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law and US constitutional and administrative law. Professor Türk has many publications, including a co-authored book on EU Administrative Law and Policy (OUP, 2011).