Australian academic and practitioner in the field of public international law. He was elected as Judge of the International Court of Justice for a full term of 9 years in November 2014 and took his seat on the court in February 2015. From 1990 to 1992 Crawford was Dean of the Sydney Law School where he was also the Challis Professor of International Law from 1986 to 1992. From 1992 to 2014, he was Whewell Ian brownlie principles of international law pdf download of International Law at the University of Cambridge and Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Cambridge.
He was formerly Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, also at Cambridge. During his time at the University of Adelaide, he first came in contact with international law, with the undergraduate course in the subject taught by D.