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Lauren Pavli

Lauren Pavli JSD Student

Dissertation Title: Pacific Islands regionalism and submarine fibreoptic cables

Doctoral Supervisor: Professor John Ferejohn 

Biography: Lauren is a JSD student from Australia. She completed an LLM (Legal  Theory) at NYU in 2021-22 as a Hauser Global Scholar. Lauren also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature and a Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. Prior to coming to NYU, Lauren worked at Gilbert + Tobin in Melbourne, where she was admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer, and as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Jayne Jagot at the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney.

Research: Lauren's doctoral research focuses on Pacific Island constitutionalism. It investigates the legacy of imperialism in the region, the transnational contexts in which Pacific Island states assert political identity, and the region's ongoing strategies for self-determination. Lauren's broader interests include constitutional theory, international law, and Indigenous land rights.