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 laude from 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. 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


  1. & Rights and Obligations in Areas of Overlapping Maritime Claims. In S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh and Robert Beckman (Ed.), The South China Sea Disputes and Law of the Sea. (pp. 192-228). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  2. Submarine Telecommunication Cables in Disputed Maritime Areas. Ocean Development & International Law 45(1), 107-122.
  3. The Scope for Unilateralism in Disputed Maritime Areas. In Clive Schofield; Seokwoo Lee; and Moon-Sang Kwon (Ed.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction. (pp. 175Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  4. Exploration and Exploitation of Oil and Gas Resources in Maritime Areas of Overlap under International Law: the Falklands (Malvinas). In Hague Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire de La Haye de Droit International. (pp. 29-66). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.
  5. The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas: What Lessons can be Learned from the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Cȏte d’Ivoire?. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 52(1), 121

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    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Tettenborn
    Other supervisor: Dr Youri Van Logchem
    Other supervisor: Prof Baris Soyer

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Research Seminar Series Coordinator - Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

    2018 - Present

  • Exam Officer - Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

    2017 - Present

  • Disability Officer - Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

    2015 - Present

Awards And Prizes

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


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