Taylor Woodcock LL.M.

Project manager Education & Events

  • Department:
    Commissioned Projects Team
  • Section: Conferences & Events


Taylor graduated cum laude from the Leiden University LL.M. (Public International Law) in January 2019. Her master thesis dealt with the extraterritorial application of human rights instruments, focusing in particular on whether the right to life is engaged when States conduct targeted killings abroad. She also has a double degree in Law and International Studies (International Relations Major) as part of her undergraduate studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Following her studies, Taylor completed a year-long internship at the Asser Institute in the research strand ‘Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law’ under the supervision of Dr. Christophe Paulussen. Her key areas of research in this position included international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. As part of her internship Taylor also provided research assistance to Dr. Marta Bo on a project exploring whether and how individual criminal responsibility can be ascribed for war crimes committed with autonomous weapon systems. Additionally, Taylor is a pro-bono research assistant at the strategic human rights litigation practice, Human Rights in Practice, and is an Executive Council member of Leiden Public International Law Society.

Taylor joined the Asser Institute as Project Manager Education & Events in February 2020.