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LLB (Turkey), LLM (Southampton), PhD (Southampton)
Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law
Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law

contact details:
Tel: 020 7679 4840 | internal x24840
Email: m.ozdel@ucl.ac.uk

Melis Özdel joined UCL in August 2012 from the University of Southampton, where she was a lecturer in Maritime Law from 2010–12. She has taught academic and professional courses and has published in various areas of Maritime and International Trade Law.

Melis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Southampton, where she was awarded a scholarship. She wrote her Ph.D thesis on incorporation of charterparty clauses into bills of lading under English and US law. Before her Ph.D studies, Melis qualified at the Turkish Bar Association and she then practised as an advocate in Turkey for two years in the areas of construction, media and carriage of goods by air. She received her LLB degree from Ankara University and LLM degree in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Melis is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, Turkey Bar Association and European Maritime Law Organisation.

Melis’s research interests are in Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law, Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction and Arbitration. She is particularly interested in the interrelation between these areas.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Book Chapters:

all in Bieber R. and Haag M. (eds), EU Shipping Law (forthcoming Hart Publishing/Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft/C.H. Beck)

Articles and Book Chapters:

Short Articles/Commentaries:


Melis is convening an International Colloquium on European Maritime Law to be held at UCL, on 6-7 June 2014.

Current Teaching
Carriage of Goods by Sea (convenor)
International Trade Law (convenor)
International Arbitration (co-convenor)

Melis welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective Ph.D students.

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