Elizabeth is a Principal Associate of GSDM. Bringing a wealth of legal practice as well as academic teaching and research experience, she is professional, internationally minded, strategic and resourceful. Currently in the process of retiring from her role as an academic Reader by research (since 2007), to which the title Associate Professor was added in 2017, her particular areas of expertise lie in International Humanitarian Law, International Terrorism, and the Laws of Armed Conflict. Prior to her academic career, she practised law before the New York Federal and State Bars, and her legal experience includes her involvement in a number of high profile multi-party, multi-district litigations, many of which concerned maritime law, starting with a major oil pollution case.
Elizabeth’s academic expertise is concentrated in the areas of Public International Law, Terrorism Law and Security Policy, Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and the Laws of Armed Conflict, the Law of Armed Neutrality, the Self-determination of peoples (including on-going liberation conflicts), and the Rule of Law. She is also familiar with other legal regimes, notably International Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, EU Law and EU Competition Law. Reasonably well-travelled, she is also comfortable working mainly in French.
In her limited spare time, Elizabeth enjoys her little Breton farmhouse, where she can play her musical instruments, paint, garden, and take long walks with her dog.