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Kimberley Trapp  

BA, LLB, BCL (McGill); LLM, PhD (Cambridge)
Senior Lecturer in Public International Law 

contact details:
Tel: +44(0)20 7679 1446
E-mail: k.trapp@ucl.ac.uk

Kimberley Trapp joined the Faculty of Laws in September 2012 as a Lecturer in Public International Law, and is convenor of the ILA British Branch Seminar Series.  Prior to joining the Faculty, Kimberley was a Lecturer at Newnham College and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.  Kimberley obtained a BA (philosophy), BCL and LLB from McGill University before working for several years as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell (NY, Hong Kong).  Following these years of corporate practice, Kimberley returned to academia, completing her LL.M and PhD at the University of Cambridge.  During Kimberley’s doctoral studies, she clerked for Vice-President Al-Kasawneh and Judge Simma at the International Court of Justice.  Her doctoral thesis was awarded the Cambridge Yorke Prize for a dissertation of distinction, and is the basis of her OUP monograph entitled ‘State Responsibility for International Terrorism’ (2011).  Kimberley has published widely on issues relating to the use of force, State responsibility, the interaction between IHL and terrorism suppression, and the settlement of international disputes and has presented related scholarship at the Annual Meetings of the CCIL and ASIL.  

Kimberley's research interests cover a range of subject matters in Public International Law, including:


Articles and Book Chapters

Shorter Articles

Working Papers

Current Teaching
Public International Law

International Human Rights Law (convenor)
War Law (convenor)
Foundations and Principles of International Law

PhD Supervision
Dr. Trapp welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students.


page updated on 30 September, 2014