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[Alexander Gilder (@DrAlexGilder) is Lecturer in International Law and Security and Deputy Director of Global Law at Reading at the University of Reading.] The pathways for early career researchers (ECRs) to enter an academic career can look very different depending on the jurisdiction in which you are based. International law academia results in individuals moving to institutions around the world but it can be hard...

[Ntina Tzouvala is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law.] In the past few months, I have started observing a trend: colleagues somewhat more junior than me appear to have a view of the academic job market in law that differs significantly from mine. In particular, a non-negligible number of people seem to assume that there are fewer jobs than there are...

[Gabriele Chlevickaite is Assistant Professor at VU Amsterdam, a Board Member at the Center for International Criminal Justice and a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR).] Tensions between academic independence and practical relevance are long-standing, and increasingly subject to debate, with little guidance to those on either side of the equation. However, the academia-practitioner relationship...

[Frédéric Mégret is Professor and co-Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University.] With “How to be a Brit,” George Mikes wrote a much-loved tongue-in-cheek guide to Britishness for an imagined foreign audience. The book included indispensable advice such as “Do not call foreign lawyers (…) ‘Doctor’. Everybody knows that the little word ‘doctor’ only means that they are Central...

[Srinivas Burra is in conversation with Sundhya Pahuja, ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Professor and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) of Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne.] Srinivas Burra: Professor Pahuja, thank you very much for accepting to share your thoughts in this symposium. As you have a long experience of supervising doctoral students, we would like...

[Eliav Lieblich (@eliavl) is Professor of Law at Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.] Demystifying Methods As discussed in Part I, methods intimidate legal scholars, and understandably so.  To demystify methods, the most helpful thing, is …  to go back to your research question. (anti-climactic, I know) In this context, categorizing research questions to descriptive, normative, and critical questions is a...

[Eliav Lieblich (@eliavl) is Professor of Law at Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.] That girl from sociology in your grad students mixer. The smug guy in your doctoral colloquium. That close-talker near the cookies at the conference break. The just-tenured-prof in your job talk. The-grant-proposal-format-that-was-made-for-sciences-but-for-some-reason-is-the-same-for-everyone. Eventually, someone will ask you about your research methods. Confession: I dreaded this question...

[Srinivas Burra is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi. Julia Emtseva is a Research Fellow/PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law. Barrie Sander is Assistant Professor of International Justice at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. Ntina Tzouvala is an...

[Charlotte Beaucillon is a professor of European and public international law at Université de Lille.] Impact on Economic Operators: Promising Paths from Macro-economy to Human Rights Diligence Part III of the Research Handbook on Unilateral and Extraterritorial Sanctions is devoted to the impact of unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions on economic operators: they are the main addressees of the legal injunctions contained in unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions,...

[Charlotte Beaucillon is a professor of European and public international law at Université de Lille.] From the ‘Comply’ Research Project to the Research Handbook: Triggering Dialogue The Research Handbook on Unilateral and Extraterritorial Sanctions, published in late August 2021, is the result of the ‘COMPLY’ research project, a two-year endeavour involving 28 academics and practitioners from around the world - most of whom I...

[ Dr Elvira Domínguez-Redondo is an Associate Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London (UK).] The topic of sanctions in general, and their use as an enforcement mechanism linked to human rights violations specifically, is deeply controversial. It encompasses antagonist positions that oscillate between those focusing on the paralyzing impact of an international machinery that requires inter-state cooperation to function, and those highlighting the...