Dr Chris Thomas

Dr Chris Thomas

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.18
Key Expertise
Public International Law, World Trade, Investment Treaty Law, Use of Force

About me

Chris Thomas joined LSE as an Assistant Professor of Law in 2011 and specialises in international economic law. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (LLB (Hons), BSc, and Dip Arts (English Lit)), where he was also co-Editor in Chief of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. Chris is soon to complete his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he was supported by a WM Tapp Studentship in Law from Gonville and Caius College and was an Honorary Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar. Before embarking on his PhD, Chris qualified as a solicitor in Australia and practised for three years with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Melbourne.

Administrative support: Anastasia Siapka

Research interests

Current research interests include: the law of the WTO; the relationship between law and expert knowledge and authority; the basis of obligation in international law; the concept of international and transnational public spheres; and approaches to distributive justice in trade and investment agreements.