Lucas Clover Alcolea obtained his undergraduate law degree from the University of Aberdeen in 2010 and then went on to work as a paralegal at an international law firm in Edinburgh. In the summer of 2011 he went on to work at the Judicial Institute for Scotland, the body responsible for training judges in Scotland, whilst studying his LLM at Edinburgh University. During his time at Edinburgh University he participated at the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the following year coached the University team. Currently he is undertaking his Doctorate in Civil Law (DCL) at McGill University in the field of arbitration and trusts under the supervision of Professor Fabien Gélinas. During his doctorate at McGill Lucas completed internships with law firms in Zurich and Paris in the areas of private client law as well as international arbitration. Lucas has also worked as a research assistant for several professors writing a report on remedies available to foreign investors in English law, conducted research on the intersection between human rights and investment law, and also researched possible options for reform of the WTO's Appellate Body.