McGeorge School of Law

Marguerite de Chaisemartin

Adjunct Professor of Law
Marguerite de Chaisemartin

Licence, Paris II Pantheon-Assas University, France
Master 1, Paris II Pantheon-Assas University, France
MA, University of Limoges, France
LLM, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
LLM, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Marguerite de Chaisemartin worked for several years at UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (Division of Water Sciences) on issues related to water diplomacy, international water resources law, conflict prevention and dispute resolution, and the right to water. This included work on a UNDP-GEF project between Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan, aiming to support the joint management of their shared water resources, for example through the implementation of legal, policy and institutional reforms. She was previously Project Manager of a transboundary water cooperation project in the Euphrates and Tigris region funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). As a legal expert and international consultant, Ms. de Chaisemartin has worked with various National Governments, IGOs, NGOs and Development Banks.

Ms. de Chaisemartin has conducted trainings and taught in English and Spanish to diverse audiences such as government representatives, local stakeholders, civil society, journalists, water professionals and users, and Master’s and LLM students. Her areas of work, research and publication are in the law of transboundary watercourses, public international law, international dispute prevention and resolution, water diplomacy, stakeholder engagement and advanced legal research writing and analysis.

Currently she is a Doctoral Candidate in International Water Resources Law at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, under the direction of Professor Stephen C. McCaffrey.

Ms. de Chaisemartin has received her legal education in both common law and civil law jurisdictions.

She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.