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Dr Lucas Clover Alcolea

Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8830
Email lucas.cloveralcolea@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Lucas Clover Alcolea is a lecturer in the University of Otago School of Law and was previously a postdoctoral associate in the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution of Cornell University’s ILR School where he designed and taught a course on alternative dispute resolution.

Research interests

His research interests include property law, arbitration, investment law, public and private international law, as well as legal theory (in particular the historical approach to law and Catholic legal theory). He is particularly interested in the complex policy and legal issues posed by the meteoric rise of private justice in recent decades and the challenges this poses to default state-based systems of public justice. Lucas is a contrarian by nature and therefore enjoys challenging orthodoxy in various fields of law.

Background

Lucas obtained his undergraduate law degree from the University of Aberdeen in 2010, his LLM from Edinburgh University and his doctorate in law from McGill University. He has worked in a number of roles in the private and public sector in North America and Europe with a focus on international dispute resolution.

He has published articles in the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, Trusts & Trustees, the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal and the Contemporary Asia Arbitration review among others. His doctoral thesis was published in Spring 2022 by Edward Elgar Publishing as ‘The Arbitration of Trust Disputes’. Lucas has presented his work at conferences organized by the University of Aberdeen, McGill University, the University of St Thomas, the University of New South Wales, and the American Society of International Law among others.

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Publications

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). Arbitral activism and choice of law under the ICSID convention. Chinese Journal of International Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/chinesejil/jmac027

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). The rise of the International Commercial Court: A threat to the rule of law? Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 13, 413-442. doi: 10.1093/jnlids/idac022

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). Arbitration and the right to have your day in court: Meeting again at the turning of the tide. Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 22(2), 539-580.

Clover Alcolea, L. (2020). Trust arbitration: 99 problems and 99 solutions. Trusts & Trustees, 26(3), 260-275. doi: 10.1093/tandt/ttaa003

Clover Alcolea, L. (2019-2020). The 2005 Hague Choice of Court and the 2019 Hague Judgments Conventions versus the New York Convention: Rivals, alternatives or something else? McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, 6, 186-215.

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). Arbitral activism and choice of law under the ICSID convention. Chinese Journal of International Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/chinesejil/jmac027

Journal - Research Article

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). Arbitration and the right to have your day in court: Meeting again at the turning of the tide. Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 22(2), 539-580.

Journal - Research Article

Clover Alcolea, L. (2022). The rise of the International Commercial Court: A threat to the rule of law? Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 13, 413-442. doi: 10.1093/jnlids/idac022

Journal - Research Article

Clover Alcolea, L. (2020). Trust arbitration: 99 problems and 99 solutions. Trusts & Trustees, 26(3), 260-275. doi: 10.1093/tandt/ttaa003

Journal - Research Article

Clover Alcolea, L. (2019-2020). The 2005 Hague Choice of Court and the 2019 Hague Judgments Conventions versus the New York Convention: Rivals, alternatives or something else? McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, 6, 186-215.

Journal - Research Article

Clover Alcolea, L. (2018). Trust arbitration and the European Convention on Human Rights. Trusts & Trustees, 24(10), 976-984. doi: 10.1093/tandt/tty159

Journal - Research Article

Gélinas, F., & Clover Alcolea, L. (2018). [Review of the book The formation and identification of rules of customary international law in international investment law]. Transnational Dispute Management, 15(1). [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Gélinas, F., & Clover Alcolea, L. (2017-2018). [Review of the book Compendium of international commercial arbitration forms: Letters, procedural instructions, briefs and other documents]. McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, 4, 168-170. Retrieved from https://mjdr-rrdm.ca/articles/v4/

Journal - Research Other

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