Dr Lijie Song

School of Law
Dr Lijie Song
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874760

  • Location

    5S.4.22, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Mondays 3 to 5pm



Lijie is a lecturer at University of Essex. Before joining Essex, she taught at University of Southampton, where she obtained her PhD with the thesis entitled "Third Parties' Protection in Carriage of Goods by Sea". She obtained her LLB in Maritime Law from Dalian Maritime University. During the last year of LLB, she studied English common law and maritime law at University of Southampton, where she subsequently obtained LLM in Maritime Law. Lijie's main research interests include international commercial sales, carriage of goods by sea, marine insurance and international commercial arbitration.


  • PhD University of Southampton,

  • LLM University of Southampton,

  • LLB Dalian Maritime University,


Other academic

  • Lecturer in Law, University of Essex (3/7/2018 - present)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Southampton (1/10/2015 - 30/6/2016)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses and Third Parties - Statutory Approches in Hong Kong and the UK

Invited presentation, Arbitration Enforcement and Jurisdiction in a Commercial Setting: Anglo, Euro and Chinese Perspectives - An International Seminar, London, UK, 21/2/2020

Rethinking the Application of English Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to Contracts for Carriage of Goods

Transport Law de lega ferenda, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 4/7/2019

International Group of P& I Clubs and BIMCO Revised Himalaya Clause: More Than a Codification of Common Law

Xth European Colloquium on Maritime Law Research, Toruń, Poland, 19/9/2018

Arbitration Clauses under Contracts of Carriage and Third Parties

Postgraduate Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference, Leicester, United Kingdom, 10/5/2018

The Enforcement of Bill of Lading Arbitration Clauses by Actual Carriers

The Ninth Annual Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Conference 2018, London, United Kingdom, 20/4/2018

Exclusive Jurisdiction​ Clause and Stevedore

Breaking Silos Doctoral Conference 2018: Transforming research and practice through cross-disciplinary insights in Business, Law and Art, Southampton, United Kingdom, 10/4/2018

The Enforcement of Contract Not to Sue Clause by Third Parties

Transport Law de lege ferenda: 5th Annual Young Academics’ Vision on Tomorrow’s Transport Law — TransLawFer 2017, Benicàssim, Spain, 11/9/2017

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • International Trade Law (LW327)

  • International Trade and Maritime Law (LW624)


Journal articles (5)

Song, L., (2019). The Enforcement of Promise not to Sue Clauses by Third Parties. The Journal of International Maritime Law. 25 (3), 218-236

Song, L., (2018). International Group of P&I Clubs/BIMCO Revised Himalaya Clause. Journal of International Maritime Law. 24 (1), 11-15

Song, L., (2018). Cruise passenger injury on the high seas under Chinese law. Lloyd's Shipping & Trade Law. 18 (6), 1-4

Song, L., (2017). Exclusive jurisdiction clause and the assignee. Shipping & Trade Law. 17 (7)

Song, L., (2017). Arrest: substance or security?. Shipping & Trade Law. 17 (3), 7-8

Conferences (1)

Song, L., Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses and Third Parties - Statutory Approaches in Hong Kong and the UK

+44 (0) 1206 874760


5S.4.22, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Mondays 3 to 5pm