New PhD student at iCourts – University of Copenhagen

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07 September 2017

New PhD student at iCourts

The Faculty has welcomed William Byrne as PhD student as of the 1st of September 2017.

William Byrne is currently a PhD candidate in international law at iCourts. Williams’s research relates to the influence of academic scholars over the making of international law. William has previously researched in public international law, international human rights law, and international refugee law. 

His research at iCourts focuses specifically on the effect of a number of international courts in citing academic scholarship, considered in light of the socio-legal effect of scholars working in and around international courts as a catalyst for change in international law, and the legal order more broadly.

William Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Notre Dame (Australia.) William also received a LLM in public international law from the University of Amsterdam as well as a LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law from the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt.

William has also been lecturer in international refugee law at the University of Notre Dame (Australia) and a research assistant in international human rights law at the University of Amsterdam.