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Edward Arthur Laing, American government official, judge. Bar: England 1966, Illinois 1969, Belize 1970, Barbados 1972, District of Columbia 1985. Government of Belize scholar, 1961-1966; Fulbright travel grantee, 1967; Ford Foundation research grantee, 1972; World Intellectual Property Organization Academy grantee, 1997.


Laing, Edward Arthur was born on February 27, 1942 in Belize City, Belize. Son of Edward Arthur and Marjorie Eunice (Dunn) Laing.


Bachelor, Cambridge University, 1964. Master of Laws, Cambridge University, 1966. Master of Laws, Columbia University, 1968.


Associate Baker & McKenzie, Chicago and New York City, 1968-1969. Senior lecturer University West Indies, Barbados and Jamaica, 1970-1975. Assistant professor Notre Dame University, Indiana, 1974-1976.

Associate professor University Maryland, Baltimore, 1976-1981. Professor Howard University, Washington, 1980-1985. Ambassador to the United States and Canada Government of Belize, 1985-1990.

Professor New York Law School, 1990-1993. Elected judge International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, from 1996. Permanent representative of Belize to United Nations, 1993-1997.

Magistrate, crown counsel Belize Government, 1966-1967. Faculty adviser International Trade Law Journal, Baltimore, 1976-1981. Participant numerous Summit Conferences and executive board United Nations Development Program.

International adjudicator trade and business law, law of the sea. Consultant to United Nations agencies on international development and governance, consolidation of democracy and human rights, legal education.


  • Bar: England 1966, Illinois 1969, Belize 1970, Barbados 1972, District of Columbia 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction to Caribeean Law, 1973. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Indiana advisor Belize Chamber of Commerce, 1981. Founder, 1st president New York Belizean Committee, New York City, 1999, Consortium for Belizean Development, Washington, 1985. Member American Society International Law.


  • Other Interests

    Outdoors, camping, canoeing.


Married Margery Victoria Fairweather, April 5, 1969. Children: Nyasha, Obi.

Edward Arthur Laing

Marjorie Eunice (Dunn) Laing

Margery Victoria Fairweather

Nyasha Laing

Obi Laing