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Alex Mills

Alex Mills

Alex Mills is Reader in Public and Private International Law at University College London (UCL). He joined UCL in September 2011 from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Fellow and College Lecturer at Selwyn College and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law from 2006-2011. He holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Law from the University of Sydney, Australia, and practised for three years as a Solicitor in Sydney before completing an LLM and a PhD (awarded the Yorke Prize in 2007) in Law at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Alex has published, taught and given presentations to academic conferences and legal professionals, widely and internationally. He has held visiting academic positions at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private Law and Private International Law in Hamburg, Columbia University School of Law in New York, the University of Nancy II in France, and the University of Sydney in Australia. In 2009 he was awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. In 2010, he was awarded the American Society of International Law’s inaugural Private International Law Prize (“recognizing an exceptional article in the field of private international law”). In 2015 he was Director of Studies for the Private International Law Programme of the Hague Academy of International Law. He is a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law, the Academic Research Panel of Blackstone Chambers, and the Editorial Board of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. He has been consulted on public and private international law issues by government departments, legal practitioners and non-governmental organisations, and has also served as an expert witness in US courts on matters of English and European private international law