Friday, 3 February 2017
15:45 General Principles of Law and the Science of International Law
Location: Moscow State University, Law Faculty (1 Leninskie gory, bld 13)
If you are not taking part in the Jessup but would like to attend the lecture please send an e-mail indicating your name and affiliation to by Thursday, 2 February
Dr. Marija Đorđeska, LL.M., is currently a Political officer for the European External Action Service at the European Union Delegation to Malaysia. She holds a Science of Juridical Doctorate (S.J.D.) in international law from The George Washington University Law School, where she graduated as a Thomas Buergenthal Scholar on the topic of the evolution of general principles of law through the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals. She previously worked at Holland & Knight LLP, in Washington DC (2015) and at Hengeler Mueller law firm in Berlin (2013-2014) where she advised on issues concerning international law, international and domestic economic sanctions and U.S. law. During her studies, she was a research assistant to three professors at The George Washington University (2014-2015) and to Professor Petric at the 65th Session of the International Law Commission (2013). She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, in Heidelberg, Germany (June 2013). Marija holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The George Washington University Law School and a diploma in law (cum laude) from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Marija’s scholarship examines primarily the international law-making processes and analyses the international jurisprudence. She has also written on the relationship between the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission, U.S. secondary sanctions and Islamization of the Turkish law. Marija presented her work at various research forums in the United States and in Europe, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and as a guest lecturer at The George Washington University Law School.
Marija is a Co-chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) New Professionals Interest Group, a member of the Advisory Board of ASIL’s International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group, and a founding member of the ‘ILA Network’–a novel group within the International Law Association (ILA) for the promotion of junior lawyers. She is also a member of ILA’s Islamic Law & International Law Committee and a member of European Society of International Law’s International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group.