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Professor Emeritus Clive Walker

Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies

I obtained my LLB from the University of Leeds in 1975 and my PhD from the University of Manchester in 1982. In 2015, I was awarded an LL.D. from the University of Manchester for my work on Terrorism and the Law. In 2016, I was conferred with the title of Queen’s Counsel (Hon) in recognition of my work with government, other agencies, and legal professionals in the field of terrorism laws.

I was a practicing solicitor from 1976 to 1978. Afterwards, I took up an academic career and was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Manchester (1978-1983) and then as a lecturer, senior lecturer, and Reader at the University of Leeds.

In 1993, I was conferred with the chair of Professor of Criminal Justice Studies.

During my employment at Leeds, I was appointed as the founding director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (1987-2000) and Head of the School of Law (2000-2005, 2010).

My overseas research work and collaborations have resulted in many visiting professorships and other appointments, including: University of Louisville, (1993), George Washington University (1995), the University of Connecticut (2003), Stanford University (2006), University of Washington (2006), University of Melbourne (2007), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) (2009), University of New South Wales (2012), and the University of Toronto (2017).

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the fields of:

  • terrorism and the law
  • police powers
  • media law
  • civil liberties and human rights
  • public law.

PhD Supervision

Research Student (PhD) Supervision

My workload concentrates on the supervision of research degree students, and so I invite candidates in the following fields which reflect my own active research and publishing interests:

  • terrorism
  • policing
  • forensic processes
  • cyberlaw
  • human rights and constitutionalism

I have successfully supervised numerous research students at PhD, MPhil and MA levels, most of whom are now pursuing academic and professional careers. Applications from all types of applicants are invited. I am currently supervising students from a variety of countries, especially international students from the Middle East and South East Asia where I have many contacts and extensive knowledge. A range of methodologies can be considered, ranging from doctrinal law and comparative perspectives to socio-legal survey and interview fieldwork. Extensive skills training and guidance is available.

Please feel welcome to contact me for informal discussions and advice about the design of your proposal before you submit a formal research application.

My record as a postgraduate research student supervisor was recognised by the University of Leeds with the award in 2017 of the Leeds Partnership Award for the Best Research Student Supervisor

[click on PDF link for list of current and previous students].

Key Publications

Books (see cv for full list)

King, C., and Walker, C. (eds), Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, Farnham, 2014)

Walker, C. (2011) Terrorism and the Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Walker, C. and Broderick, J. (2006) The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resilience and the Law in the United Kingdom, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Akdeniz, Y., Walker, C., and Wall, D. (2000) The Internet, Law and Society London: Longman.

Walker, C.P. and Starmer, K., (eds.) (1999) Miscarriages of Justice, London: Blackstone Press.

Media Contact Areas

My main area of research on which I publish and speak is terrorism. Other areas include criminal justice studies, forensic process, media law, public law, and cyberlaw.

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