Symposium on Early Career International Law Academia - Closing Panel Discussion

Early career scholars in international law embark on a journey which has its very distinct and various challenges. The hierarchies of academic institutions, the political economy of modern universities, geographical location, language, race, gender, and mental health struggles are some of the issues of concern to junior legal researchers, and often even to those advanced in their career. These difficulties and uncertainties were a common meeting point for the conveners of the Symposium on Early Career International Law Academia. The symposium hosted by Opinio Juris and Afronomicslaw aimed to offer broad reflection and practical advice to junior international law researchers, to pass on the knowledge that the contributors gained with time and experience.

This Closing Event co-organized by the New Professionals Interest Group of ASIL will offer a panel involving some of the contributors of the Symposium where the speakers will reflect on the posts in the series and will discuss common challenges of junior researchers around the world.


  • Eliav Lieblich (Tel Aviv University)
  • Frédéric Mégret (McGill University)
  • Ntina Tzouvala (ANU College of Law)
  • Tejas Rao (Cambridge University)
  • Raghavi Viswanath (European University Institute)