Faculty Biography

Roger Clark

Visiting Professor of Law

  • LLD, 1997, Victoria University
  • Dr Jur, 1972, Columbia University
  • LLM, 1968 Columbia University
  • LLM, 1967, Victoria University
  • LLB, 1964, Victoria University
  • BA, 1964, Victoria University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Clark teaches international business transactions.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the Rutgers law faculty in 1972, Clark worked for the New Zealand Justice Department and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taught law in New Zealand and served as an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and doctoral fellow at the Columbia University School of Law. He represented the Government of Samoa in arguing the illegality of nuclear weapons before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Since 1995, he has represented Samoa in negotiations to create the International Criminal Court and to support the successful operations of the court. He was very active in court’s Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression which had the task of drafting an amendment to the court’s statute to activate its nascent jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.

Honors and Affiliations

Clark served as a member of the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control. He currently serves on the editorial boards of various publications, including Criminal Law Forum: An International Journal; Human Rights Review; and International Lawyer. He is also board member of several international non-governmental organizations, such as the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (Vancouver, BC) and the International League for Human Rights (New York).

Key Works

Clark's publications include International and National Law in Russia and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of George Ginsburgs (Martinus Nijhoff, 2001).

Summer 2014 Classes

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