Dr Aline   Jaeckel
Senior Lecturer

Dr Aline Jaeckel

PhD, UNSW, 2015

LLM, Leiden University (Netherlands), 2011

LLB, UWE Bristol (UK), 2009

Law & Justice
Sch of Global&Public Law

Dr Aline Jaeckel is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law and a recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). She is also a Research Associate in Ocean Governance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany and sits on the editorial board of the journal Marine Policy. Her work focuses on marine environmental management, ocean governance, law of the sea, and international law. Aline has a particular research interest in the emerging regulation for deep seabed mineral mining and is the author of ‘The International Seabed Authority and the Precautionary Principle (Brill, 2017). 

Aline previously worked as a Research Fellow at Macquarie Law School, funded by the Macquarie University Research Fellowship scheme, as well as the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, for a project on ecological parameters for deep seabed mining. Aline holds a PhD from UNSW, an LLM from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an LLB from UWE Bristol in the UK.

Office 370, Level 3, Law Building F08



2017                  Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Early Career Researcher Prize

2017                  Finalist for the Award of Early Career Researcher of the Year (Humanities, Business and Social Sciences category), Macquarie University

2016                  Gerard J. Mangone Prize for the best contribution to the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law in 2015 for the article ‘An Environmental Management Strategy for the International Seabed Authority? - The Legal Basis’

2016                  UNSW Faculty of Law PhD Excellence Award for outstanding results

2012-2015        UNSW, University Postgraduate Award & Faculty Top Up (full PhD scholarship)

2012-2015        New Zealand Law Foundation, Doctoral Scholarship (awarded but not taken up)




Funding body

Funding scheme



Aline Jaeckel

Australian Research Council

DECRA (DE190101081)

Mining the deep oceans: ensuring compliance with international obligations




Aline Jaeckel

Macquarie University

Macquarie University Research Fellowship (ID 9201501192)

The regulation of mineral mining in the deep oceans: ensuring environmental protection and sustainable development




CIs: Sebastian Unger, Dr Sabine Christiansen, Stefanie Schmidt, Dr Aline Jaeckel, Katherine Houghton

German Federal Environment Agency

Competitive tender to advise the German Federal Environment Agency on ‘Ecological Safeguards for Deep Seabed Mining’