Laurence Claus

Laurence Claus
Phone: (619) 260-5933
Office: Warren Hall 308F

Tatiana Quiapo

Professor of Law

  • DPhil Law, University of Oxford
  • LLB, University of Queensland
  • BEcon, University of Queensland

Areas of Expertise

Professor Claus teaches Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Animal Law.  He writes about public law and legal theory. In recent years, he has consulted for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on constitutional reform projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

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 Professor 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. In 2022, Professor Claus was elected to membership in the American Law Institute

Scholarly Work