Laurence Claus

University Professor
Professor of Law

  • DPhil, 1998, University of Oxford
  • LLB, 1991, University of Queensland
  • BEcon, 1987, University of Queensland

Areas of Expertise

Professor Claus teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and contracts. He writes about public law and legal theory.

Professional Experience

Claus clerked for distinguished jurists in Australia and for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He served for three years at the U.S. Embassy in London for the Office of Foreign Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice.

Honors and Affiliations

USD awarded Claus a University Professorship in 2013-14. He received the Herzog Endowed Scholar Award in 2007 and 2011, and won USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2008 and 2013.

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