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Professor Natalie Klein

Natalie Klein
Position: Professor & Dean of Macquarie Law School
Tel: +61-2-9850 9931
Fax: +61-2-9850 7686
Location: W3A 510


Dr. Natalie Klein is a Professor at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where she teaches and researches in different areas of international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement.  Dr. Klein is the author of Dispute Settlement and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and has recently completed a manuscript for Oxford University Press, entitled Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea. She regularly provides advice, undertakes consultancies and interacts with the media on law of the sea issues.  Prior to joining Macquarie, Dr. Klein worked in the international litigation and arbitration practice of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, served as counsel to the Government of Eritrea and was a consultant in the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations.  Her masters and doctorate in law were earned at Yale Law School.


BA (Juris) LLB (Hons) (Adel), LLM JSD (Yale)

Teaching Responsibilities 

Research Interests:

Public international law, particularly international dispute resolution, law of the sea, international humanitarian law, international commercial arbitration, investment disputes

Recent Publications

  • Klein N,  Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, 2011; pp. 1-448).

  • Klein N & Stephens T, 'Enforcing Rights in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction through International Litigation'  in Clive Schofield (ed), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (forthcoming, 2012).

  • Techera, E J, Klein, N, 'Regulatory Tools for Shark Conservation and Management: Improving Legal Governance and Harnessing Eco-tourism'  in Owen P. Jenkins (ed),  Advances in Zoology Research, Volume 3 (Nova Science Publishers, 2012), pp. 1-26.

  • Klein, N, 'International Immigration by Sea and by Air' in Richard Perruchoud, Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, Brian Opeskin (eds) Foundations of International Migration Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 260-282.

  • Klein, N, 'David Hicks, Stern Hu, Scott Rush, Jock Palfreeman and the Legal Parameters of Australia's Protection of its Citizens Abroad' (2011) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 134-164.

Biography & Publications

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