Professor James Crawford is Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and also holds a Research Chair at La Trobe University and the Chang Jiang Professorship, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is appointed Senior Counsel in New South Wales and is also a member of the English Bar practising from Matrix Chambers. He appears frequently before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations. He has been engaged as Counsel for Australia on a number of occasions including recently in Whaling in the Antarctic and currently in the Case Concerning Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data. He lectured and held chairs at the University of Adelaide (1974 – 86) and the University of Sydney (1986 – 92). Professor Crawford was a full-time Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission between 1982 – 84.
Professor Crawford is a candidate for election as a Judge of the International Court of Justice with those elections being held later this year.