Jürgen Kurtz is the Director of the International Investment Law Program of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School. He researches and teaches in international economic law. Jürgen's research has been cited in international arbitral jurisprudence and he acts as a consultant to governmental and intergovernmental agencies, including the United Nations and the World Bank. Jürgen is a Global Faculty Member at the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law in Macau, Universidade Católica Law School in Lisbon, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain and the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London. In 2010, he was appointed Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence.
Jürgen researches and teaches in the various strands of international economic law including the jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization and that of investor-state arbitral tribunals. He has a particular research interest in the impact of treaty-based disciplines on regulatory autonomy and development strategies. Jürgen's work has been published in a range of leading international law journals and has been cited by international tribunals in adjudication.
Jürgen has held research fellowships at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law Justice at New York University Law School (as an Emile Noel Fellow), at the University of Michigan Law School (as Grotius Fellow) and the Academy of International Law in The Hague. He is also a Director of Study at the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law based in Macau and organized by the Institute of European Studies.
In recent years, Jürgen has joined the Global Faculties of the Universidade Catolica in Portugal, the Centre for Transational Legal Studies in London, Bocconi University in Milan, the University of Barcelona in Spain and was appointed Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University in Florence as well as Global Associate at the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore. He teaches annually in the LLM in a European and Global Context at Universidade Catolica, the LLM in International Economic Law and Policy at the University of Barcelona and the Singapore International Arbitration Academy at the National University of Singapore.
Aside from research and teaching, Jürgen acts as a consultant on WTO and international investment to a variety of governmental and inter-governmental agencies, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank.
Melbourne Law Masters
Other Faculty and University Responsibilities
Director, International Investment Law Program, Institute for International Law and the Humanities
Director of Studies, Graduate Diploma of International Economic Law
Memberships and Affiliations
Member, American Society of International Law (and its International Economic Law Interest Group)