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Head of School Professor Martin Hogg elected co-president of LSGL for next term

Sun 14 February 2021

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We are pleased to share the news that Martin Hogg, Dean of the University of Edinburgh Law School, has been elected to lead the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) presidency for the upcoming term alongside Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.

Professors Martin Hogg and Simon Chesterman were chosen by LSGL General Assembly to replace current co-presidents Amnon Lehavi (Dean of Radzyner Law School – IDC Herzliya) and Gonçalo Matias (Dean of Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon), who have come to the end of their two-year mandate.

The announcement was made on Tuesday 9 February during the Deans Meeting of the LSGL, hosted virtually by Tilburg University.

LSGL was instituted in 2012 by a selected number of globally leading law schools. LSGL brings together law schools that share a commitment to the globalisation of law and to integrating global law in their teaching and research.

The primary aim of LSGL is to globally promote and foster scholastic research on law and legal education as well as encouraging collaboration among its members in the debate on issues impacting global law or legal practice.

About Martin Hogg

Professor Martin Hogg is Head of School and Professor of The Law of Obligations at Edinburgh Law School. Following two years qualifying as a Solicitor with Dundas & Wilson CS in Edinburgh, Martin Hogg was appointed as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Edinburgh in 1995. In 2004 he was appointed Senior Lecturer, and in 2013 was appointed to a Chair in the Law of Obligations. He is a (non-practising) member of the Faculty of Advocates (the Scottish Bar).

Professor Hogg has previously held office as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching, Deputy Director of Research, and Convener of the Board of Studies. He took office as Deputy Head of the Law School in 2014, and became Head of School and Dean of Law in 2017.

About Simon Chesterman

Professor Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law. Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman’s teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme.

Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.