Dr Yann Prisner-Levyne, LLM

Country Manager and Senior Research Fellow

Yann Prisner Levyne

Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

Public International Law, International Wildlife Law, Human Rights Law

Professional and Academic Background

Since 9/2017 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

8/2015–8/2017 Lecturer, St. Augustine University of Tanzania and Program Coordinator of the Human Rights Centre, Mwanza (Tanzania)

1/2015–6/2015 Teaching Assistant in Public International Law, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

2/2014–5/2014 Associate, Wedrychowski et Associés (France)

6/2013–8/2013 Internship, Clifford Chance, International Litigation Department, Paris (France)

4/2012–8/2012 Internship, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Office of Staff Legal Assistance, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

2/2012–4/2012 Internship, United Nations Office in Nairobi, Office of Staff Legal Assistance, Nairobi (Kenya)

11/2011–12/2017 PhD with very honorable mention, “The protection of terrestrial wild fauna under public international law”, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

10/2010–5/2011 Internship, Mayer Brown, International Arbitration Department, Paris (France)

4/2010–9/2010 Internship, White & Case, International Arbitration Department, Paris (France)

8/2008–6/2009 LLM with four honors grades in International Law related subjects, Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York (USA)

10/2007–6/2008 Master International Civil Service (with merit), Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales de Paris (France)

10/2006–6/2007 Master of English/American Law (with merit), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

  • Member of the New York Bar
  • Member of the Paris Bar
  • White & Case Public Interest Fellow (May-August 2011)