Associate Professor Imogen Saunders

BSc, LLB (Hons) (UWA); PhD (ANU)
ANU College of Law

Research interests

General International Law

International Trade Law

The Law of the Sea

International Space Law

Technology and International Law



Dr Imogen Saunders completed her undergraduate degrees in law and science at the University of Western Australia, and was awarded her PhD from the Australian National University in 2013.

Imogen teaches and researches in public international law.  Her publications include works on general principles of law as a source of international law, as well as the status of artificial islands in international law.  She has convened the International Trade Law LLB/JD elective at the ANU College of Law since 2012.   Imogen also teaches in the LLM program, and has taught the International Law of World Trade and the Public International Law units.

Imogen is currently the Director of Mooting and Student Competitions at the ANU College of Law.  She has been the Faculty Advisor for the ANU Phillip C Jessup Moot Competition team several times, and has judged in the Australian rounds of the Jessup competition.  She has also coached student teams in other international competitions including the IASLA Space Law Moot Competition and the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot.

Researcher's projects

Imogen is currently working on projects on territory and artificial islands in international law and research on diversity of national systems as represented in the International Court of Justie.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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