Dr. Marija Ðorðeska, S.J.D., LL.M., is a Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London, and the Co-chair of the New Professionals Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Marija holds a Science of Juridical Doctorate (S.J.D.) in international law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where she graduated as a Thomas Buergenthal Scholar on the topic of the evolution of general principles of law through the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals. She is currently practicing international law and investment arbitration in London.
Marija previously worked as a junior diplomat for the European External Action Service at the European Union Delegation to Malaysia (2016-2017); at Holland & Knight LLP, in Washington DC (2015) and at Hengeler Mueller law firm in Berlin (2013-2014) where she advised on issues concerning international law, international and domestic economic sanctions and U.S. law. She also assisted multiple members of the International Law Commission and has been acknowledged in a number of United Nations documents.
Marija's scholarship examines primarily the international law-making processes and analyses the international jurisprudence. She has written on the relationship between the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission, U.S. secondary sanctions and Islamization of the Turkish law. Marija was a guest lecturer and panelist at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in at the Moscow State University, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and at various research forums in the United States and in Europe.
She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The George Washington University Law School and a diploma in law (cum laude) from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Marija is a founding member of the 'ILA Network'-a novel group within the International Law Association (ILA) for the promotion of junior lawyers, and a member of ILA's Islamic Law & International Law Committee.