Melaku Desta joined the Leicester De Montfort Law School in September 2013 as Professor of International Economic Law. Prior to that, Melaku worked at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, for over twelve years. At CEPMLP, he worked as Teaching/Research Fellow (July 2001 to June 2002), Lecturer (June 2002 to September 2004), Senior Lecturer (October 2004 to September 2007), and Reader in International Economic Law (October 2007 to August 2013). During his time in Dundee, Melaku served as programme leader for the LL.M. degrees in International Business Law and Transactions (July 2001 to August 2013) and in International Dispute Resolution and Management (September 2006 to August 2013), as Director of the overall LL.M. Programme (September 2006 to September 2008), and as Director of the PhD Programme (September 2008 to August 2013). Melaku's teaching responsibilities during this period included Fundamentals of Public International Law (induction), International Trade Law, International Arbitration, and International Dispute Settlement.