UCL Laws Staff

UCL Laws People

Alex Mills   ALEX MILLS
BA (Sydney), LLB (Sydney), LLM (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 5057 | internal: x55057
Email: a.mills@ucl.ac.uk

Alex Mills 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 both 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”). He has been consulted on private international law issues by government departments, legal practitioners and non-governmental organisations, and has served as an expert witness on matters of English and European private international law.

Alex’s research covers a range of topics in Public International Law and Private International Law (also known as the Conflict of Laws), and he is particularly interested in areas which cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries, including international investment law and arbitration, transnational law, and globalisation and governance.


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Selected recent Lectures, Seminars and Conference Papers

Current Teaching
Conflict of Laws (convenor)

Foundations and Principles of International Law (convenor)
International Commercial Litigation (convenor)

PhD Supervision
Alex Mills welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.


page updated on 30 September, 2014