Skip to content
Portrait picture of Justina Uriburu

Justina Uriburu

Max Weber Fellow

Department of Law

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Contact info

[email protected]

[+39] 055 4685 458


Badia Fiesolana, BF439


Justina Uriburu is an international legal scholar specialising in general public international law, international adjudication, and the history and theory of international law. Justina earned her PhD in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute (awarded summa cum laude and félicitations du jury). She also holds an LLM in International Law from University College London (obtained as a Chevening Scholar) and a Degree in Law from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

As a Max Weber Fellow, Justina will explore the influence that law firms exert on states’ decisions on whether and where to litigate, and how they frame their legal claims. She will combine doctrinal, critical, and historical approaches to shed light on corporate influence in international adjudication and examine its impact, particularly on the Global South.

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. She is the Co-Editor of a special issue forthcoming in the Journal of the History of International Law.

She has extensive experience teaching at the undergraduate and master levels, including at the Geneva Graduate Institute’s LLM in International Law, UTDT’s Degree in Law and MSc in International Relations, and the Swiss School for International Relations. She combines academic expertise with first-hand experience in international adjudication. She was a Law Clerk at the Office of the Attorney General, where she worked on cases involving the domestic application of international law and crimes against humanity. She has also worked as an international lawyer, including in cases before the International Court of Justice.

Research projects, clusters and working groups


Recent research output

Go back to top of the page