Thomas, Chris

Mr Chris Thomas  


Position held

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, Christopher Alexander (2015) "Globalising sovereignty"? Pettit's neo-republicanism, international law and international institutions Cambridge Law Journal, 74 (3). 568-591. ISSN 0008-1973

Marcus, Anthony and Thomas, Chris and Horning, Amber (2014) Research shows that minor sex trafficking narratives do not reflect the experience of many domestic sex workers LSE American Politics and Policy (2 May 2014) Blog entry

Thomas, Chris (2014) The uses and abuses of legitimacy in international law Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 34 (4). ISSN 0143-6503


Thomas, Chris (2013) The concept of legitimacy and international law LSE law, society and economy working paper series, 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

Thomas, Chris (2008) R. and JUSTICE (intervening) (on the application of Corner House Research and Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, ex parte BAE Systems plc, Appeal judgment, [2008] UKHL 60, [2009] 1 AC 756, [2008] Lloyd's Rep FC 537, [2008] Oxford Reports on International Law, 1 (AC 756).


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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