Dr Youri van Logchem

Senior Lecturer, Law
Office - 105
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus


Dr. Youri van Logchem is a senior lecturer at the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. He teaches both at the postgraduate and undergraduate level, primarily in the areas of international law of the sea, international energy law, and general public international law. Before that, he was a PhD fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), at Utrecht University, where he wrote his PhD thesis on the rules and obligations of States in disputed maritime areas under the supervision of Professor Alex Oude Elferink and Professor Fred Soons. He also was a junior lecturer and researcher in legal theory at Utrecht University, and a Junior Policy Officer at the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL).

Youri previously obtained his LLB (with honourable mention) at Utrecht University, and graduated cum laudefrom his two-year Honorary Master’s in Legal Research at the same University. In addition, he has published several articles (e.g. in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and Ocean Development & International Law) and book chapters, which have been cited before international courts and tribunals. His publications include a co-authored book chapter with Judge David Anderson on the rights and obligations of States in disputed maritime areas. His monograph entitled The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Youri has also received awards for academic achievements, including the Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Award, and has presented at various conferences around the world.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Law of the Sea
  • Disputed Maritime Areas
  • Maritime Delimitation
  • Submarine Telecommunication Cables
  • Public International Law
  • International Energy Law

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

Youri has received the:

  • Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Award sponsored by the International Cable Protection Committee, in 2013
  • Law of the Sea Institute (LOSI) Research Competition Award for Early Career Researchers, in 2011