Professor Jürgen Kurtz



Dr Jürgen Kurtz is a Professor at the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia.

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 most recent book is The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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), the Academy of International Law in The Hague and the European University Institute (as Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow) in Florence. He is also a Director of Study at the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law based in Macau and Shenzhen 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 the Singapore International Arbitration Academy at the National University of Singapore.

Jürgen has acted as a party-nominated arbitrator in ICSID proceedings and as expert consultant to the World Bank, the European Union, the ASEAN Secretariat, UNDP and UNCTAD. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Society of International Economic Law and the editorial boards of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and the Journal of World Investment and Trade.

Other School and University responsibilities

  • Former Director of Studies, International Economic Law, Melbourne Law Masters

Memberships and affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member, Society of International Economic Law
  • Board of Editors, Journal of International Dispute Settlement
  • Board of Editors, Journal of World Investment and Trade

Teaching (2023)

Melbourne Law Masters