Ms Maria Louca holds a Single Honours LLB in Law from the University of Keele and an LLM in International Law from the University of Surrey, where she received 'The Justice Umaru Abdullahi Prize' for the best graduating student in the International Law programme. She was subsequently awarded an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent. She is qualified under the National Bar of the Rupublic of Cyprus, where she also practiced for 1 year. She was elected as alternate member of the Cypriot branch to the International Law Association Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals. The main area of her current research is International Procedural Law.