Jack McNally


Jack McNally is a Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Law and Justice and a Solicitor at an international law firm in Sydney. He previously served as a Tipstaff (Judicial Clerk) to a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The recipient of the International Law Association’s Brennan Prize in Public International Law and the International Law Students Association’s Student Deák Award, Jack practises and researches in the fields of international arbitration and public international law, with a focus on the law of the sea, international trade and investment law, and international procedural law. Jack is the author of Compliance with Decisions of the Dispute Settlement Bodies of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (with N. Klein, Brill, 2023). His research has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the Australian International Law Journal, in edited collections and in public media. Jack holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons. I) and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) with Distinction from UNSW Sydney.

Recently Published

Measuring Compliance and the Decisions of UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Bodies

What happens after an international court or tribunal hands down its judgment? Sir Robert Jennings once noted the irony in how detailed the business of international courts and tribunals is up to and including the rendering of a judgment, and how little we know about what follows. It is indeed a curiosity given that compliance has always…

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