Malcolm Langford

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Malcolm Langford is a Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo and Director of the  Centre on Experiential Legal Learning (CELL), a Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Bergen. 

A lawyer and social scientist, Malcolm's publications span human rights, international investment and development, comparative constitutionalism, law and technology, and the politics of the legal profession. He is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Book Series on Globalization and Human RightsChairperson of the Academic Forum for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), and leads COPIID, a major research project on the politics of compliance with investment arbitration awards. He sits on the University of Oslo's Pedagogy Academy and acts as an advisor to various UN bodies, governments and NGOs and sits on the board of the European Implementation Network (EIN) and JustLabs.

He was previously the Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, CMI and University of Bergen (2014-2021), Project Leader, Nordic Branding: Politics of Exceptionalism (2017-2020), founding editor of he Routledge Book Series Nordic Studies in a Global Context (2020-2021), coordinator of the Forum for Law and Social Science (2016-2021), Project Leader, Digital Lawyer (2018--2020), and Director, Global School on Socio-Economic Rights (2012-2019). 

He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), Fridtjof Nansen Institute, University of Mannheim, University of Stellenbosch and Pluricourts Centre of Excellence, a Senior Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing and Evictions, Geneva (2001-2006), and a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights (2007-2014).

Prizes and Awards

2021 Excellence in Teaching Award

2020 University of Oslo Student Parliament Education Prize

2019 University of Oslo Annual Teaching Prize

2017 John Jackson Prize for Best Article in the Journal of International Economic Law (for the paper Revolving Door) 

2015 European Society of International Law Young Scholar Prize (for the paper Managing Backlash)

2013 Leiv Eiriksson Mobility Award, Norwegian Research Council.

Teaching 2019-2021

  • JUR9021 Internationalization and Comparativism (Ph.D)          
  • JUS5671 Legal Technology: Artificial Intelligence and the Law
  • JUS5505 Empirical Legal Studies
  • JUS5080 Programming for Lawyers
  • JUS2111: Public International Law, Constitutional Law
  • JUR5930 Comparative Public Law
  • ENGSEMJ English for Lawyers

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Tags: Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Socio-Legal Studies, International Economic Law, International Development, Methodology
Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:21 PM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2021 8:39 AM