Dr Imogen Saunders

Lecturer
LLB (Hons) BSc PhD
+61 2 6125 8142
Room 227

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Biography

Dr Imogen Saunders completed her undergraduate degrees in law and science at the University of Western Australia, and was awarded her PhD from the Australian National University in 2013.

Imogen teaches and researches in public international law.  Her publications include works on general principles of law as a source of international law, as well as the status of artificial islands in international law.  She has convened the International Trade Law LLB/JD elective at the ANU College of Law since 2012.   Imogen also teaches in the LLM program, and has taught the International Law of World Trade and the Public International Law units.

Imogen is currently the Director of Mooting and Student Competitions at the ANU College of Law.  She has been the Faculty Advisor for the ANU Phillip C Jessup Moot Competition team several times, and has judged in the Australian rounds of the Jessup competition.  She has also coached student teams in other international competitions including the IASLA Space Law Moot Competition and the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot.

Appointments

  • Lecturer, ANU College of Law, 2013
  • Associate Lecturer, ANU College of Law, 2012

Significant research publications

  • General principles of law and a source-based approach to the regulation of international security institutions’ in Hitoshi Nasu and Kim Rubenstein (eds), Legal Perspectives on Security Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

  • 'International disaster relief law and Article 38(1)(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice: the forgotten source of international law' in David Caron, Michael Kelly and Anastasia Telesetky (eds), The International Law of Disaster Relief (Cambridge University Press, July 2014)
  • 'General Principles of Law from 1875 to 1920 and beyond: tracing a legacy of war and peace through the development of the third source of international law.' Paper presented, Australi and New Zealand Society of International Law 22nd Conference: Towards International Peace through International Law, Canberra, July 2014.

  • 'General Principles of Law and Disaster Risk Reduction: Applying Source Theory to International Disaster Relief Law' Paper written and Presented, Four Societies of International Law Conference, University of California, Berkeley, September 2012 (23pp).
  • ‘Cybercrime and the General Principles of Law’ Paper written and presented, Security Institutions and International and Public Law Workshop , Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, 2011 (17pp).

Recent news

21
Aug
2017
Subi Reef
The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, and leading international law experts will speak at an ANU College of Law event this week.
13
Feb
2017
ANU College of Law
Three members of the ANU Law Jessup team have received individual awards after a superb effort that saw the team make it to the quarter-finals in the most highly regarded competition between law schools from across Australia.
03
Feb
2016
A week of intense debate has kicked off for students competing for the chance to represent Australia at the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition to be held in Washington, D.C.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Imogen researches in public international law.   Her current projects focus on territorality and artificial islands; and general principles of law as a source of international law.

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Conference papers & presentations

  • 'Territoriality and international law: Implications for the East China Sea' Inaugural joint Australian National University and
    Korean Association of the Law of the Sea workshop: Maritime delimitation, islands, security and dispute settlement:Korean and Australian perspectives on contemporary issues in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, Canberra, May 2016.

  • 'General Principles of Law from 1875 to 1920 and beyond: tracing a legacy of war and peace through the development of the third source of international law.' Paper presented, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law 22nd Conference: Towards International Peace through International Law, Canberra, July 2014.

  • 'General Principles of Law and Disaster Risk Reduction: Applying Source Theory to International Disaster Relief Law' Paper written and Presented, Four Societies of International Law Conference, University of California, Berkeley, September 2012 (23pp).

  • ‘Cybercrime and the General Principles of Law’ Paper written and presented, Security Institutions and International and Public Law Workshop , Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, 2011 (17pp).

  • ‘Principles and Application of Public International Law:  General Principles of Law’ Paper presented, Postgraduate Workshop Program, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, Canberra, Australia, 2010.

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Other

  • 'Artificial Islands and Territorality in International Law' RegNet Innovations Seminar, the Australian National University, June 2016.

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Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8229
Class #5298
International Law of World Trade

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS4226
Class #9722
International Trade Law
2016 LAWS2204
Class #2408
Property
2016 LAWS6204
Class #4040
Property

Past courses

  • Convener, International Trade Law (LLB/JD)
  • Co-Convener, International Trade Law (LLM)
  • Lecturer, Priniciples of International (LLM)
  • Co-Convener, Property Law (LLB/JD)
  • Faculty Adviser, Phillip C Jessup Moot Competition (LLB/JD)

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