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Anthea Roberts is a specialist in public international law, investment treaty law and arbitration and comparative international law. Prior to joining the ANU, Anthea was an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics (2008-2015), a Visiting Professor and Professor at Columbia Law School (2012-2015) and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School (2011-2012). She is also a Visiting Professor on the Masters of International Dispute Settlement at the Graduate Institute/University of Geneva.

Anthea is one of the Reporters for the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States where she focuses on the international and US rules regulating extraterritorial jurisdiction. She has served as a testifying and consulting legal expert in international law cases, including those before national courts and international tribunals, on issues such as the interpretation of Chinese investment treaties and the availability of sovereign immunity. She is currently serving as an international arbitrator. Anthea is also a Lead Author for the {International Panel on Social Progress} ( on the chapter about Global Socio-Economic Governance.

Previously, Anthea has served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, as a Co-Chair of the ASIL Annual Meeting, and as the Rapporteur for the International Bar Association’s Task Force on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. In 2012, she was a Jacob L. Martin Fellow at the US Department of State where she spoke on issues relating to investment treaty arbitration and universal civil jurisdiction.

Anthea has a BA/LLB from the ANU, where she was a National Undergraduate Scholarship holder and graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal in Law. She also has an LLM from NYU, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, a Hauser Scholar and won the Jerome Lipper Award for the best student to graduate in International Legal Studies.

From 2003 to 2008, Anthea was a lawyer in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise &Plimpton LLP in New York and London. Prior to that, she served as an Associate to Chief Justice Murray Gleeson at the High Court of Australia and as a Summer Clerk for the Hon. Judge Simma at the International Court of Justice. Anthea has been admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Australia (ACT and High Court of Australia, 2001), as an Attorney in New York (State and Federal Southern and Eastern Districts, 2004), and as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2007).

You can learn more about Anthea's experience and publications here.

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