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Description of research and teaching


Sean teaches and researches across all areas of international law and has secondary research interests in private law in global governance.


  • Core subject area: Public International Law; general principles of law; law of the sea; state responsibility; comparative law; global governance; and intellectual property law

  • Teaching: Public International Law; International tribunals; law and capitalism; Property theory

  • Research interests: General international law including historical approaches, specifically the period 1860 – 1939, with special interests on economic agreements, the development of international institutions and tribunals and the evolution of applied issues in international law; general principles of law, state responsibility. Private law in global governance relating to financial regulation, innovation, law and capitalism; and emerging questions on global private regulation of artificial intelligence or in an international law context the conduct of hostilities and artificial intelligence.  


Education/Academic qualification

International Trade Law, Licentiate of Law/PhD (Third Cycle Research Degree)

Award Date: 30 Nov 2009

Commercial Law, MSc (Econ), Hanken School of Economics

Award Date: 30 Sep 2009

Public International Law, LLM , Faculty of Law , University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland

Award Date: 30 Nov 2004

Public International Law, LLB, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow

Award Date: 27 Jun 2003

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Public International Law
  • Global Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal History
  • League of Nations
  • General Principles of Law
  • Sources of Law
  • State Responsibility
  • Jurisdiction
  • Treaties
  • International Tribunals
  • American Foreign Relations Law
  • Diplomatic Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Food and Agricultural Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Property Theory
  • Monetary Institutions
  • Global Governance
  • Global Security Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Transnational Sanctions Law
  • Sustainable Economic Law