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Marianthi Pappa

Assistant Professor in Law (specializing in International Law of the Sea and Energy Law), Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

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 a deputy senior tutor, convenor of the Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, and coordinator of the PhD peer-mentoring scheme.

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Expertise Summary

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.

Research Summary

International law (boundary disputes, land and maritime delimitation, ocean governance, non-state actors in the international plane, unrecognized states) Gender in maritime security (during… read more

Selected Publications

Inquiries from prospective PhD candidates are welcome, especially in the areas of: International Law of the Sea, Energy/Natural Resources Law, and Space Law.

Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx. Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx.

Current PhD students:

Dekeyrel, Simon: The Securitisation of the External Energy Policy of the EU (co-supervised with Prof. Nigel White)

Current Research

  • International law (boundary disputes, land and maritime delimitation, ocean governance, non-state actors in the international plane, unrecognized states)
  • Gender in maritime security (during peace, crises, war)
  • Energy & natural resources (oil & gas law, regulation, risk mitigation, international investments, human rights in extractive industries, energy transition)
  • Behavioural approaches to law (sustainable development, energy transition)
  • Private property rights in areas of territorial and extraterritorial jurisdiction (contested waters, polar regions, deep seas, outer space)

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