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Edward Arthur Laing, American government official, judge. Recipient scholarship Government of Belize, 1961-1966; Fulbright Travel grantee, 1967; Ford Foundation Research grantee, 1972, World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy grantee, 1997.Mem. American Society International Law. Avocations:. Member American Society Internat.


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


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

Special Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belize and Belizean Ambassador to USA and O.A.S., 1985-1990.


Bar: England 1966, Illinois 1969,Belize 1970, Barbados 1972, District of Columbia 1985. Association Baker & McKenzie, Chicago and New York City, 1968-1969. Senior lecturer U. West Indies, Barbados and Jamaica, 1970-1975.

Assistant professor Notre Dame U., Indiana, 1974-1976. Associate professor U.Md., Baltimore, 1976-1981. Professor Howard U., Washington, 1980-1985.

Ambassador to the United States and Canada, Government of Belize, Washington, 1985-1990. Professor New York Law School, 1990-1993. Elected judge International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, 1996.

Permanent representative of Belize to United Nations, 1993-1997. Magistrate, crown counsel Belize Government, 1966-1967. Faculty adviser International TradeLaw Journal, Baltimore, 1976-1981.

Participant numerous Summit Confs. 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

Obi Laing

Nyasha Laing