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Dr Gail Lythgoe

Lecturer in Global Law


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Gail Lythgoe teaches and researches global law and governance at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Edinburgh Law School, Gail taught international law and IR at the Universities of Manchester and St Andrews. She has studied law at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Singapore (National University of Singapore) and was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany.

Gail is Review Editor of the European Journal of International Law, a member of the European Society of International Law’s (ESIL) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Body, and coordinates the ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations.

Her research interests include public and private international law, global governance, legal theory, international organizations, security, legal tech, global health, and critical geography.