Dr James Devaney
- Senior Lecturer (School of Law)
Dr James Devaney is Senior Lecturer in Law and Programme Convenor of the LLM in International Law. He has studied law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (PhD 2015, LLM 2012), the University of Glasgow (LLM (distinction) 2010) and the University of Strathclyde (LL.B (Hons) 2009). He has previously been a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the University of Sydney, and been a fellow of the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “International Law – Rise or Decline?”
His research interests are varied and he has published on a range of areas of international law. His monograph, ‘Fact-Finding Before the International Court of Justice’, which focusses on the use of evidence before international courts and tribunals including the adjudicative bodies of the WTO and inter-State arbitration, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016, and nominated for the Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2017.
He is also a qualified lawyer, being a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Public international law in general. In particular: international courts and tribunals, international legal reasoning, international dispute settlement, statehood and succession, international investment law.
‘Royal Society of Edinburgh, Research Fellowship, ’The Law of State Succession: Imagining a More Useful Future for International Law’, (2022).
DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), German Research Foundation Fellowship, KFG Berlin-Potsdam Research Group, ‘International Law – Rise or Decline?’, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2019.
University of Glasgow Principal’s Early Career Mobility Scheme, Grant, University of Sydney, 2018.
Royal Society of Edinburgh Small Research Grant, ‘Judging International Judges: A Comparative Examination of the Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Investment Law', 2017.
Current PhD students
- Guichardaz, Héloïse - ‘The UN’s responsibility in the Haiti cholera crisis and what its response tells us about the policy of handling similar scandals’
- Stühlinger, Susi - 'Causation in Climate Change Litigation.'
- Guichardaz, Héloïse
Protection in the name of efficiency: can the immunities of international organizations continue to be justified by functional necessity?
- Sutthent, Phakanadh
The Use of Science in the WTO Regime relating to Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulations
Past PhD students
Tien, Chin-Chia - 'Regulating IUU Fishing Through Flag States: Development of State Responsibility in the Law of the Sea'.
Course convenor: International Courts and Tribunals (LLM) and International Investment Law (LLM).