Portsmouth Law School


Dr Lisa Mardikian

  • Qualifications: PhD (University of Bristol 2016), LLM in International Law (University of Nottingham 2010), LLB (University of Nottingham 2009)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 023 92844192
  • Email: lisa.mardikian@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Law
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Lisa has obtained an LLB (2009) and an LLM in International Law (2010) from the University of Nottingham. She has previously taught EU Law at the University of Bristol (2012-2016), while completing her doctoral research.

Teaching Responsibilities

European Union Law, Land Law, Critical Legal Issues.


Lisa’s research is principally in the area of international law and global economic governance. In particular, she is interested in examining how major changes in international law and forms of international economic activity have had an impact on the content and function of the principle of economic self-determination following the end of the Cold War. Her research focuses on international investment law and patterns of global economic governance to show how international law has a regulatory role in shaping the economic organisation of states. It further assesses a range of case studies of post-conflict states, such as Kosovo, Iraq and Timor-Leste, and the reforms on property rights and investment laws that have been implemented.

Research areas: International Investment Law, Post-conflict Reconstruction, Global Economic Governance and Public International Law.


‘Economic Self-Determination in Post-conflict Reconstruction: The Case Study of Timor-Leste’ in M. Saul and J. Sweeney (eds), International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy (Routledge 2015) 186-207.


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