Hilde Woker is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden Law School. Her specialization is the law of the sea, with a particular focus on the law-science interface and the continental shelf. She is the course coordinator for the undergraduate course ‘Inleiding Internationaal Publiekrecht’ (Introduction to Public International Law), and is involved in teaching and supervising in other courses offered by the Grotius Centre.
Hilde Woker is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Her research focuses on the role of science in public international law and the law of the sea, and issues within the law of the sea more generally. Hilde previously worked at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) in Tromsø, Norway, where she also undertook her PhD research on the law-science interface within the law of the sea, focusing on the case study of the continental shelf. She has been a visiting research fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong in Australia (2018/2019), and an Early Career Fellow during the 13th Polar Law Symposium organised by Kobe University in Japan (2020). Prior to starting her PhD, Hilde completed internships at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg (2016) and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva (2015). Hilde holds a PhD degree in law from UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (2021), an LLM degree in public international law from Leiden University (2014) and an LLM degree in the law of the sea from UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (2015). She completed the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in 2017.
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