Dr Tim Stephens is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. He has published widely on issues of public international law, national and international environmental law and the law of the sea. He is Co-Director (with Associate Professor Fleur Johns) of the Sydney Centre for International Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law. Tim holds a PhD in law from the University of Sydney, and an M.Phil in geography from the University of Cambridge. His major works on earth system governance include Tim Stephens, International Courts and Environmental Protection (CUP, 2009), which examines the role of dispute settlement institutions in global environmental governance, and Donald R Rothwell and Tim Stephens, The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2010, reprinted 2011), which assesses systems of global and regional oceans governance. In 2010 Tim was awarded the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Prize for his contribution to environmental law research.