Photograph: Frédéric G. Sourgens.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Associate Professor of Law
Candidatus Magisterii, University of Oslo, 2000
M.A., University of York (UK), 2003
J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2005
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Room 211

Professor Frédéric Sourgens' scholarship focuses on transnational law. He has published over 30 articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on political risk, transnational commercial law, and the theory of transnational law. He has guest lectured on transnational legal problems at Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia). His most recent book is A Nascent Common Law: The Process of Decisionmaking in International Legal Disputes Between States and Foreign Investors (Brill | Nijhoff, 2015). He serves as Managing Editor for the Oxford University Press’ “Investment Claims” reporter, which regularly updates subscribers on recent arbitral decisions in international disputes between states and foreign investors.

Prior to entering academia on a full time basis in 2012, Professor Sourgens practiced law for seven years, first in the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski and then in the Washington D.C. office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. In his time in practice, he has served as counsel for diverse clients in a large variety of international legal proceedings including Yukos Oil Company, Fraport AG, and Mongolia. He received an official proclamation of gratitude from the Mongolian Minister of Justice in May 2011 for his representation of the Mongolian government in a treaty dispute.

Professor Sourgens is a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy. He holds a candidatus magisterii degree in Latin and Philosophy from the University of Oslo (Norway), and a Master of Arts in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) from the University of York (UK). He received his J.D. cum laude from Tulane University Law School.

Professor Sourgens is Associate Director of the Oil and Gas Law Center.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Contracts
  • International Petroleum Transactions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
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