Yale Law School Doctor of the Science of Law, 2002
Yale Law School Master of Laws, 1998
University of Adelaide Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 1995
University of Adelaide Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence), 1993
Dr. Natalie Klein is a Professor at UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Law, Australia, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Professor Klein is the President of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association. She was previously at Macquarie University where she served as Dean of Macquarie Law School between 2011 and 2017, as well as Acting Head of the Department for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism at Macquarie in 2013-2014. Professor Klein teaches and researches in different areas of international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement. She provides advice, undertakes consultancies and interacts with the media on law of the sea issues.
Professor Klein has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and a non-resident Fellow at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Macquarie, Professor Klein worked in the international litigation and arbitration practice of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, served as counsel to the Government of Eritrea (1998-2002) and was a consultant in the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations. Her masters and doctorate in law were earned at Yale Law School and she is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
2020: Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Improving International Law Regulation of Maritime Autonomous Vessels (with D Guilfoyle, S Karim, R McLaughlin; $158,630)
2019: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship: Informal Lawmaking in Maritime Security: New Directions in Ocean Governance ($1,018,446)
2016: Macquarie University, Research Development Grant: The Law of Search and Rescue: Assessing International and National Practice and Policy to Enhance Migration Law (with D Ghezelbash as lead CI; B Opeskin and N Klein as AI; $44,845)
2013: Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Improving the Global Governance of Sharks: Obstacles, Options and Opportunities (with E Techera; $101,000)
2008: Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Choosing Litigation to Resolve International Law Disputes in Protecting Australia’s Offshore Assets, Its Citizens and Foreign Trade ($220,000)