Dr Andrew Sanger

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Andrew Sanger is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Andrew’s research explores topical and structural questions of international law and global governance, with a current focus on the role, regulation and responsibility of global private actors, and their relationship with international law and the state. Among other things, Andrew is currently working on a book project called ‘Everywhere and Nowhere: The Transnational Corporation in the Global Legal Order’, and a project with Professor Sundhya Pahuja on ‘Making Companies Global: How Corporations Became Nationals of a State’.

Andrew went to a state comprehensive secondary school before reading Philosophy and Law at Cambridge . He went to the London School of Economics for an LLM in Public International Law before returning to Cambridge for a PhD. He was previously a Junior Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Junior Research Lecturer at Newnham College. In 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He presented his research at the Tenth Annual Penn-Stanford International Faculty Forum, Stanford Law School and the NYU/Nottingham/Melbourne, Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum in International Law. From 2020-2022, Andrew was the Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Law and a Faculty Officer. In 2022, he was awarded the Student-Led Teaching Award for Small-Group Teaching (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences), and in 2023, he was a Finalist for the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year Award.

Andrew is a Research Collaborator on the Laureate Program in Global Corporations and International Law, based at Melbourne Law School, and a member of the Transnational Association of Legal Scholars. He is also a Note Editor for the Cambridge Law Journal.

Andrew teaches and supervises in the areas of international law and global governance, including human rights, political economy, technology and the law, and globalisation.

Andrew also advises states, international organisation, and NGOs on questions of international law and its application in domestic courts. He has also provided legal training to government officials and practitioners.

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Teaching (2024)

Melbourne Law Masters