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 include four 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
- From 2016: Prof Eyal Benvenisti (designate)
- See Maine, Henry Sumner (1888). Whewell Lectures, International Law, A Series of Lectures Delivered before the University of Cambridge, 1887 (1 ed.). London: John Murray. p. 1. Retrieved 8 September 2015. via Internet Archive
- See Oppenheim, Lassa (1919). The League of Nations and Its Problems, Three Lectures (1 ed.). London: Longmans, Green & Co. p. 4. Retrieved 9 September 2015. via Internet Archive
- "Eyal Benvenisti elected to Whewell Professorship". Faculty of Law. University of Cambridge. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.