Brief Bio

Arnulf Becker Lorca is a Lecturer in Public International Law. He joined King’s in 2007. Prior to that, he taught at Brandeis University and in the Master’s Degree on Development offered by the University of Turin and the ILO. At Harvard Law School he received the Byse Fellowship to conduct a workshop on The Globalization of Law and has lectured on Latin American International law in the Annual Course of International Law organized by the Organization of the American States. He was adjunct Professor at New England School of Law and Associate Instructor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política, Universidad Católica de Chile. He graduated as lawyer from Universidad Gabriela Mistral, obtained a Master in International Studies from Universidad de Chile, received his LL.M. (waived) from Harvard and is a SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. His areas of research include comparative international law, the history of international law and international legal theory. He is particularly interested in the tension between ‘universalism’ and ‘particularism’ in the practice of international law, in the ways international lawyers think about that practice, write its history or discuss alternative futures. His current research explores the emergence of the idea of international community in the early twentieth century, focusing on the contributions of non-European international lawyers and specifically on the uses and practice of international law in peripheral settings.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Core Course: Transnational Legal Theory (Fall 2008)