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Laura Wanlu Zhang

W. Zhang, PhD Candidate in Air and Space Law at Institute of Public Law
Laura Wanlu Zhang

Wanlu “Laura” ZHANG is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University. She is also Attorney-at-Law at the Chinese Bar, a member of Germany Aviation Society and Netherlands Space Society, and was a legal assistant at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Ms. ZHANG holds a LLB (cum laude) and Master (with distinction) from China University of Political Science and Law, a Diploma of Common Law from Oxford University, and a certificate on Space Law and Policy from European Centre for Space Law.

Before joining Leiden University, she worked at Clifford Chance. With ICAO, she acted as a legal secretary for diplomatic conferences; and a secretary for the 36th Legal Committee Conference in Montréal.

Key publications

  • ‘Humanitarian Considerations in International Air Law’, 5 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 3. (2016) Zhang, W.
  • ‘State Responsibility for Omissions in Its Airspace’, International Air Law Review (2015) Zhang, W.
  • ‘The Judicial Functions of the International Court of Justice’, in The Enrichment of International Law: Tributes in Honour of Judge Weeramantry (Forthcoming 2017) Zhang, W.