Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Nicolas Lamp. Photo: Greg Black


Nicolas Lamp joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Global Law Programs that Queen’s Law offers at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux castle, England, during the summer term. Prior to joining Queen's, Assistant Professor Lamp worked as a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, where he advised the Members of the Appellate Body on legal issues arising in appellate proceedings under the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism. His teaching subjects include Contracts, International Economic Law and Public International Law. 

Assistant Professor Lamp received his PhD in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013. His doctoral thesis on "Lawmaking in the Multilateral Trading System" investigates the origins and implications of the discourses, practices and techniques that shape international lawmaking in the trade context. His 2011 article "Conceptions of War and Paradigms of Compliance: The 'New War' Challenge to International Humanitarian Law" was awarded the American Society of International Law's 2012 Francis Lieber Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of the law of armed conflict. He was also the case author for the 2014-2015 edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the field of international trade law.

In 2016, Assistant Professor Lamp was awarded the Stanley M. Corbett Award for Teaching Excellence by the Law Students’ Society.   


  • International Trade Law
  • International Lawmaking Processes
  • International Legal Theory 

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Stanley M. Corbett Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016
  • Academic Director, Bader International Study Centre, 2015 - present 
  • Organizer, EMC2 ELSA moot competition (North America), 2015-16
  • Case Author, ELSA Moot Court Competition, 2014-15
  • Winner, American Society of International Law's 2012 Francis Lieber Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of the law of armed conflict

Recent Publications:

For a complete list of publications, please consult Professor Lamp’s CV (coming soon). 


Recent Papers:

  • “Moral Principles and Legal Techniques: International Trade and Climate Change Lawmaking in Comparative Perspective”, Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, New York University School of Law, New York, 27-29 June 2016; and the Sixth International Four Societies Conference, 21-22 July 2016, Waterloo.
  • “Are Clubs the Answer? Plurilateralism, Preferential Trade Agreements, and the Future of Multilateral Trade Lawmaking”, Paper presented at the 15th WTO Conference, London, 6-7 May 2015; and the ‘WTO at 20’ Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, 27-29 April 2016.
  • The Development Discourse in Multilateral Trade Lawmaking”, Paper presented at the American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Meeting, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, 13-15 November 2014.
  • The Receding Horizon of Informality in WTO Negotiations”, Paper presented at the Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists, Edinburgh, 19-22 June 2014.

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