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    Ms Odette Murray

    01223 762224
    Murray Edwards College
    CB3 0DF

    Fellow in Law; Director of Studies



    Murray Edwards is an inspiring place. Everyday I am surrounded by impressive women and their achievements: from the College’s own students, to the art that adorns the walls. It is a welcoming, friendly, encouraging environment, which takes women’s education seriously. As the saying goes, “There’s no place like Dome”.

    Degrees and honours

    BA (Hons), LLB (Sydney); LLM (Cantab)


    I joined Murray Edwards in October 2015 as a College Lecturer in Law. I supervise Tort Law and International Law for the Law Tripos, as well as various international law papers for the LLM course. My PhD research concerns the multiple responsibility of states and international organisations in international law. Prior to commencing my PhD, I practiced as a solicitor in class action litigation in Sydney, Australia, and as a Legal Officer in the Office of International Law in the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.


    Odette Murray, ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Responsibility of Member States of an International Organisation’ (2011) 8 International Organizations Law Review 291.

    David Kinley & Odette Murray, ‘Corporations that Kill: Prosecuting Blackwater’ in Bronitt, Gani & Hufnagel (eds.) Shooting to Kill: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Oñati International Series in Law and Society (Hart Publishing, 2012).

    Odette Murray, David Kinley & Chip Pitts, ‘Exaggerated Rumours of the Death of an Alien Tort? Corporations, Human Rights and the Remarkable Case of Kiobel’ (2011) 12 Melbourne Journal of International Law 57; reprinted in Andrew Clapham (ed.) Human Rights and Non-State Actors (Edward Elgar, 2013).

    Brett Williams, Sophie Crowe, Odette Murray & Weihuan Zhou, ‘Some Selected Aspects of the Relationship Between World Trade Organization Law and General Public International Law’ in Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo (ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence 2013 (Oxford University Press/Oceana, 2014), pp. 203-224.