BA, LLB (Cape Town), LLM (London)
Telephone: 0116 252 2343
Chris Clarkson has been a professor in the Law School since 1995. He was Head of Department from 1996 to 1999 and was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2003 to 2007. At present, he teaches Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws to undergraduates and Commercial Conflict of Laws to postgraduates. In 2002 he was appointed as the National Expert for England and Wales to compile a Report on the conflict of law rules on matrimonial property for an EU Commission-funded project and in 2007 was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to advise the Government on its response to the EU Green Paper on Matrimonial Property. In 2005 he was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees of the House of Commons examining the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill. In 2008 an edited volume, Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death (edited with Sally Cunningham) was published. The seventh edition of Clarkson and Keating, Criminal Law: Text and Materials was published in 2010. The fourth edition of Clarkson and Hill, Conflict of Laws was published in 2011.
Criminal law; conflict of laws.
- “Law Reform and Codification of the General Principles of Criminal Law in England and Wales: A Tale of Woe” in Yeo, Wright and Cheong, Macaulay’s Legacy of Criminal Law Codification and Challenges of Reform (2011)
- “Attempt: The Conduct Requirement” (2009) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1-17
- “Matrimonial Property on Divorce: All Change in Europe” (2008) 4 Journal of Private International Law 421-442
- “Corporate Manslaughter: Need for a Special Offence?” in CMV Clarkson & Sally Cunningham (eds), Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death (2008, Ashgate), pp. 79-96
- “Why Criminal Law? The Role of Utilitarianism: A Response to Husak” (2008) 2 Criminal Law and Philosophy 131-135
- Clarkson, "Aggravated Endangerment Offences"  60 Current Legal Problems 278
- “General Endangerment Offences: The Way Forward?” (2005) 32 University of Western Australia Law Review 1-14
- Clarkson, Keating and Cunningham, Clarkson and Keating, Criminal Law: Text and Materials (7th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010)
- Clarkson and Hill, The Conflict of Laws (4th ed, OUP, 2011)