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Dr Jonathan Liljeblad

Senior Lecturer, Law


Dr. Jonathan Liljeblad holds a PhD and a JD, both from the University of Southern California. He also earned an MS from the University of Washington, and received a BS from the California Institute of Technology. He is an Endeavour Research Fellow for 2018 studying transnational efforts to promote human rights education in Myanmar universities. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Myanmar in 2014-2015, and was placed at Yangon University. His research studies rule-of-law in developing countries, with case studies drawn from human rights and environmental issues . Much of his current field work is in Southeast Asia, primarily the countries of Myanmar and Thailand. He is affiliated with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Australia-Myanmar Institute (AMI), American Society of International Law (ASIL), British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL), and the Law & Society Association (LSA). He is engaged with numerous non-government organizations (NGOs) supporting rule-of-law reform, human rights, and environmental conservation throughout Southeast Asia. He was born in Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar, but grew up in Sweden and the United States.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Commercial Law - 480100
  • International And Comparative Law - 480300
  • Legal Systems - 480500
  • Public Law - 480700
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Society And Community - 450500
  • Environmental And Resources Law - 480200
  • Law In Context - 480400
  • Private Law And Civil Obligations - 480600


Also published as: Liljeblad, Jonathan; Liljeblad, J.
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