Dr Marianthi Pappa possesses a diverse background in legal practice and academic research. She holds an LLB (Hons) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, along with an LLM in Oil & Gas Law and a PhD in International Law of the Sea, both from the University of Aberdeen. She has practiced law in Greece and Cyprus, consulting individuals and multinational corporations operating in the fields of finance and energy.
Dr Pappa joined the University of Nottingham Law School in 2018. She teaches 'Law of Contracts' and 'Introduction to Law and Legal Theory' at Undergraduate level, and is convenor of the LLM modules 'Introduction to Energy Law' and 'International Law of the Sea'. She is co-director of the Law School's Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People Committee, convenor of the Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, and coordinator of the PhD peer-mentoring scheme. She is personal tutor to UG students of all years and has previously served as deputy senior tutor.
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Dr Pappa specializes in: international law of the sea and ocean governance, public international law, energy and natural resources law, and space law. She is particularly interested in the place of private actors in the international plane, and the interplay between different areas of law. Her research methods include: doctrinal analysis, legal comparison, and interdisciplinary approaches. She also delivers workshops to governmental and business organisations on boundary disputes and energy law.
Marianthi publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and books. Her monograph Non-State Actors' Rights in Maritime Delimitation: Lessons from Land was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
International law (boundary disputes, land & maritime delimitation, ocean governance, non-state actors in the international plane, unrecognized states)
Energy & natural resources (oil… read more