Harry & Jane Scheiber Lecture in Ocean Law & Policy

The lecture series recognizes the influential scholarship of Harry N. Scheiber in ocean law history and policy and the Scheibers’ joint contributions to advancing the subject through the Law of the Sea Institute’s conferences and publications.


Fall 2022 Scheiber Lecture 

Scheiber Lecture FlyerClimate Change and the Oceans: An Existential Challenge for International Law

Monday, October 17
12:45 PM-2PM PT

Lecture & Webinar 12:45 – 2PM in Room 295 Warren Room at Berkeley Law School
Reception to follow in Steinhart Courtyard 


Nilüfer Oral

Nilüfer Oral is Director of the Centre of International Law at the National University of Singapore. She is also a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, where she is co-chair of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law. She served as an advisor and climate change negotiator for Turkish Foreign Ministry 2009-2016. She has also appeared before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Law of the Sea Institute at Berkeley Law, University of California, and a Senior Fellow of the National University of Singapore Law School. She is a member of the Committee of Legal Experts of the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law, and a member of the Steering Committee of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. She has numerous publications and has spoken at many international conferences. She was a member of the law faculty for Istanbul Bilgi University (1998-2021).



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Jenny Boyden at jboyden@law.berkeley.edu or 510-664-4959 with as much advance notice as possible (at least 7-10 days)


Past Honorees