Whewell Professor of International Law
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The Whewell Professorship of International Law is a professorship in the University of Cambridge.
The Professorship was established in 1868 by the will of the 19th-century scientist and moral philosopher, William Whewell, with a view to devising "such measures as may tend to diminish the causes of war and finally to extinguish war between nations".
Incumbents of the Whewell Professorship of International Law
Holders of the Whewell chair have included three judges of the International Court of Justice.
- 1869: William Vernon Harcourt
- 1887: Sir Henry Maine
- 1888: John Westlake
- 1908: Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim
- 1920: Alexander Pearce Higgins
- 1935: Arnold McNair
- 1938: Sir Hersch Lauterpacht
- 1955: Sir Robert Jennings
- 1981: Sir Derek Bowett
- 1992: Prof James Crawford