Global Distinguished Professor of Law
Notre Dame London Law Programme
Home Affiliation: Professor of Public International Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Philippa Webb is professor of public international law at King's College London. She joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in 2012 after a decade in international legal practice.
Webb holds a doctorate (JSD) and an LLM from Yale Law School. She obtained the University Medal in her LLB and the University Medal and First Class Honours in her BA (Asian Studies), both of which were awarded by the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Webb is active in the field of public international law. She is on the Public International Law Advisory Panel of the British Institute of International & Comparative Law and the Board of the Clooney Foundation for Justice. She previously served on the Board of the European Society of International Law and the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
She has held visiting professorships at Université Paris X Nanterre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Leiden University, ESADE Law School, the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore, and Pepperdine University’s London program. She is on editorial boards of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Oxford International Organizations, and the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal.
She has extensive experience in international courts and tribunals. She served as the special assistant and legal officer to Judge Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC during her presidency of the International Court of Justice (2006-2009) and, prior to that, as the judicial clerk to Judges Higgins and Owada (2004-2005). She was the associate legal adviser to the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (2005-2006) and an associate officer at United Nations Headquarters (2001-2003).