Dr Cait Storr


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Cait Storr (BA (Hons), JD, GDLP, PhD) is a Lecturer in Disputes and Ethics. Her current research focuses on the historical intersections of the private law of property and the public international law of territory, particularly in postcolonial states. Her doctoral thesis, 'Nauru: International Status, Imperial Form and the Histories of International Law', won the Melbourne Law School Harold Luntz Graduate Research Prize and the University of Melbourne Chancellor's Prize, and will be published with Cambridge University Press in 2019. Prior to commencing PhD studies, Cait was a solicitor with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), acted as legal adviser to the Parliament of Nauru, and worked in Victorian Indigenous affairs, including with Ombudsman Victoria, the Department of Justice, and with Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. In 2016, she was appointed as the inaugural Research Fellow with the Institute of International Law and the Humanities; and in 2017, as a Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellow.

Memberships and affiliations

  • Junior Faculty, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
  • Admitted as barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Admitted as barrister and solicitor in the High Court of Australia
  • Member, Institute of Postcolonial Studies
  • Member, Sociolegal Studies Association, UK

Teaching (2022)

The Melbourne JD