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Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Professor Campbell McLachlanThe Faculty is delighted to announce the election of Professor Campbell McLachlan KC to the Professorship of Law (1973). Although one of the Faculty's newest statutory chairs, the 1973 Professorship has a highly distinguished history, having previously been held by Kurt Lipstein, SFC Milsom, Bill Cornish, Sir Bob Hepple and, most recently, John Bell. As the Faculty's Professor of Law (1973), Professor McLachlan will specialise in international dispute resolution, providing intellectual leadership in this field and leading the design and teaching of a new paper for the Faculty's Master of Laws programme.

Currently a Professor of Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor McLachlan has previously held visiting positions at All Souls College, Oxford, NYU and in Berlin, and has been the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science in Cambridge during the academic year 2022-23. During his tenure as the Goodhart Professor, he has launched two new books - the 16th edition of Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws, to which he contributes the sections on international litigation and arbitration, and a set of Essays on International Litigation - as well as delivering the 44th FA Mann Lecture in London and the Washington International Arbitration lecture. His latest monograph, The Principle of Systemic Integration in International Law, will be published by OUP later this year. Professor McLachlan is a member of the Institut de Droit International, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and the ICSID List of Arbitrators; in December 2022, the UK and EU jointly appointed him to the panel of chairs for arbitrations under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. He will give the General Course at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2024.

Commenting on Professor McLachlan's election, Professor Mark Elliott, Chair of the Faculty of Law, commented: "I am delighted that Professor McLachlan will be joining the Faculty as the Professor of Law (1973). An outstanding scholar and a gifted teacher, I know that Campbell will be an enormous asset to the Faculty, and we are look forward immensely to his taking up this Chair."

Professor McLachlan responded: "I am very excited to be joining Cambridge's pre-eminent Law Faculty and look forward to working with colleagues to enhance and build world-leading teaching and research in international dispute resolution in all its dimensions."

Professor McLachlan will take up his Professorship on 1 July 2024.