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
Contact Information:
785.670.1772
Room 211

Professor Frédéric Sourgens' scholarship focuses on transnational law.  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. He has guest lectured at Columbia Law School and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Sourgens has published widely in the areas of international law, transnational law, comparative law and jurisprudence.

Prior to entering academia on a full time basis in 2012, Professor Sourgens served as counsel for diverse clients in international legal proceedings including Yukos Oil Company, Fraport AG, the Government of Mongolia, and U.S. private equity and financial services companies. He has advised clients on disputes governed by large variety of applicable laws, including public international law, French law, German law, English law, Dutch law, Russian law, Algerian law, Egyptian law, Brazilian law, Venezuelan law, Peruvian law, Mongolian law, Kazakh law, Philippine law, Chinese law and the laws of Macao.

Professor Sourgens is fluent in German, French, Italian and Norwegian. He is a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy. Professor Sourgens holds a candidatus magisterii degree in Classics (Latin and Philosophy) from the University of Oslo 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.  Prior to joining Washburn Law, Professor Sourgens practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Contracts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Petroleum Transactions
Support Staff
Monice Crawford
785.670.1675
Room 301