Justina Uriburu is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Her research focuses on international adjudication, the history and theory of international law, and Latin America and international law. As a Max Weber Fellow, Justina will explore the influence that law firms exert on states’ decisions on whether and where to resort to international adjudication, and how they frame their legal claims. She will combine doctrinal, critical, and sociological approaches to shed light on corporate influence in international adjudication and examine its impact, particularly on the Global South.
Justina completed her Degree in Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she graduated second in her class. She obtained an LLM in International Law at University College London as a Chevening Scholar. She has extensive experience teaching international law at the undergraduate and master levels, including at the Graduate Institute’s LLM in International Law, UTDT’s Law degree and MSc in International Relations, and the Swiss School for International Relations.
Justina’s works have been published in the American Journal of International Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and the London Review of International Law. Justina combines academic expertise with first-hand experience in international adjudication. She has worked as an international lawyer, including in a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and in the campaign for the election of Professor Marcelo Kohen to the ICJ.