Coalter G. Lathrop
Senior Lecturing Fellow

Coalter G. Lathrop is the principal of Sovereign Geographic, a public international law consultancy based in Asheville, North Carolina. For over two decades, Lathrop has leveraged his unique combination of legal and geographic skills to represent sovereign states in maritime boundary, territorial sovereignty and other transboundary disputes, including before the International Court of Justice and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He also provides negotiation and litigation support and advice to governments and private interests across the globe.

Lathrop serves as the editor of International Maritime Boundaries, a Brill/American Society of International Law joint publication. He has published and lectured extensively on topics related to the law of the sea, the Arctic, and land and maritime boundary disputes.

Lathrop holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, a J.D., and an LL.M. in Comparative and International Law from Duke University and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.


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