Anna is a DPhil candidate and graduate teaching assistant in Public International Law at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on legal 'defences' invoked by states in the context of international adjudication and explores their nature, function and consequences. Her studies are supported by the Peter Carter Graduate Scholarship in Law at Wadham College. Anna has studied law at the University of Athens (LL.B. and LL.M. in Public International Law (dist.)) and the University of Oxford (MJur (dist.) and MPhil). For her LL.M. in Athens, she was awarded a scholarship for excellent academic credentials and strong leadership skills by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff), and her Magister Juris studies were supported by a scholarship from the University of Athens "A. Gazis" Trust. She has completed her legal traineeship and is admitted to practice law in Greece (member of the Athens Bar - non-practicing). In addition to her academic studies Anna is also a research assistant at the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans and the Graduate Mooting Coordinator for the Oxford Law Faculty.