Petra Larsen

Teaching Associate (Law)

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Petra is since 2020 a full-time Teaching Associate at the University of Manchester, having prior worked as a Teaching Assistant since September 2018. Petra teaches Public International law, EU Law, Jurisprudence, Obligations and Legal System & Skills. She was awarded a HEA Fellow accreditation in February 2021. Her research within International Law/Law of the Sea focuses on global benefit sharing vs liability aspects of the developing legal framework on commercial exploitation of deep sea minerals. (Dissertation submitted in November 2021: 'Alternative liability models in deep sea mining and their implications for global benefit sharing under the common heritage of mankind principle'.)

Petra holds an LLM in Law from the University of Gothenburg which includes a Master year at Radbound University, the Netherlands within International and European law. She additionally holds a BA in global studies and languages and has experience as a bilateral relations generalist as a trainee at the Swedish Embassies in Riga and the Hague.

As part of the UoM research community, Petra is an active member of the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) and Women in International Law Network (WILNET). She has worked on several international conferences and was in 2018 a member of the Organising Committee for the 14th European Society in International Law Annual Conference. 

Main interests for future research: the Law of the Sea, deep sea mining and the transition to a circular economy.

Petra can be contacted via email at

External positions

Associate Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

2 Oct 20201 Feb 2021

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General) - International Law, Marine Environmental Law, Deep Sea Mining Regulation


  • International Law, Law of the Sea, Marine Environmental Law, Deep Sea Mining, International Seabed Authority, Common Heritage of Mankind, Marine Industries, Extractive Industries, Contractor Liability, Sponsoring State Liability

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