Professor Gerry Simpson

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at London School of Economics (LSE) in January 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007–2015), the Australian National University (1995–1998) and LSE (2000–2007). He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity, 2007), and Co-Editor of Hidden Histories (with Kevin Jon Heller; Oxford, 2014) and of Who’s Afraid of International Law? (with Raimond Gaita; Monash, 2017). His current projects include an Australian Research Council-funded project on Cold War International Law (with Matt Craven (SOAS University of London) and Sundhya Pahuja (University of Melbourne)) and a counter-history of international criminal justice.

Teaching (2024)