Thomas, Chris

Mr Chris Thomas  


Position held

Department of Law

Lecturer in Law

Experience keywords:

World Trade Organisation; international economic law

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Chris Thomas's 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.

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Thomas, Chris (2013) The concept of legitimacy and international law LSE law, society and economy working paper series, WPS 12/2013 . The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Thomas, Chris (2011) Of facts and phantoms: economics, epistemic legitimacy, and WTO dispute settlement Journal of International Economic Law, 14 (2). 295-328. ISSN 1369-3034


Evans, Caroline and Thomas, Chris (2006) Church-state relations in the European Court of human rights Brigham Young University Law Review , 2006 (3). 699-726. ISSN 0360-151X

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Chris Thomas joined LSE as a Lecturer in 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.


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