Mr Brendan Plant BEcon LLB Grad Dip (Leg Prac) MSc


  • College Teaching Officer & Director of Studies in Law, Wolfson College
  • Associate Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Affiliated Lecturer, CU Faculty of Law

Brendan Plant is College Teaching Officer and Director of Studies in Law at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg, where he is a member of the International Legal Positivism team at the Hans Kelsen Research Group, and as an Associate Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. His research and teaching interests include international dispute settlement, territory and boundary disputes, legal theory, human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

Brendan has offered research and consultancy services to a number of academics and institutions, and has worked for a number of international organisations, including the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), Amnesty International and Greenpeace International.

Previously, Brendan was a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. His work at BIICL concentrated on the 'Evidence in International Courts and Tribunals' project. In this capacity, Brendan researched and wrote, together with another fellow, the book Evidence before the International Court of Justice, which has been quoted with approval by judges of the International Court of Justice in the Pulp Mills case in 2010.

Brendan holds undergraduate honours degrees in Economics (Social Sciences) and Law from the University of Sydney, and in 2005 he was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to complete an Master's degree in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Brendan was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in 2003, and has practised in the litigation and intellectual property departments of law firms in Sydney (Allens Arthur Robinson) and London (Latham & Watkins).