Professor & Dean of Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University

Dr. Natalie Klein is a Professor at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where she teaches and researches in different areas of international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement. Dr. Klein is the author of Dispute Settlement and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and has recently completed a manuscript for Oxford University Press, entitled Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea. She regularly provides advice, undertakes consultancies and interacts with the media on law of the sea issues. Prior to joining Macquarie, Dr. Klein worked in the international litigation and arbitration practice of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, served as counsel to the Government of Eritrea and was a consultant in the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations. Her masters and doctorate in law were earned at Yale Law School.


  • 2011–present
    Professor and Dean, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University


  • 2002 
    Yale Law School, JSD

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)