(Society in Science - Branco Weiss Fellow)
Languages spoken: English, Estonian, Finnish, German (passive)
Rain Liivoja is a Senior Lecturer and Branco Weiss Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.
Rain's current research focuses on the regulatory challenges associated with the military applications of neurosciences and other biosciences. His broader research interest include the law of armed conflict, human rights law, the law of state jurisdiction and the law of treaties. He has taught international law at the Universities of Melbourne, Helsinki and Tartu, as well as the Estonian National Defence College and the Riga Graduate School of Law.
Rain holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tartu and masters, licentiate and doctoral degrees in public international law from the University of Helsinki. He has completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne.
The Melbourne JD
Melbourne Law Masters
Other Faculty and University Responsibilities
- Co-director, PREMT: Program on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies
- Advisory Board, Melbourne Journal of International Law
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
- Council, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
- Chair, International Humanitarian Law Committee, Australian Red Cross (Victorian Division)
- Editorial Advisory Board, Estonian Journal of Military Studies
- Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)