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Laurence Paul Claus

Laurence Paul Claus, Australian law educator. Barrister: Supreme Court New South Wales, Australia 1993. John M. Olin fellow, Northwestern University, 2000-2001. Member of London Athenaeum Club.


  • Claus, Laurence Paul was born on April 25, 1968 in Adelaide, Australia. Son of Raymond Paul and Gloria Joy Claus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, University Queensland, Australia, 1987. Bachelor of Laws, University Queensland, Australia, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, 1998.


    • Associate to chief justice Supreme Court Queensland, Brisbane, 1989. Associate Royal Commission Commercial Activities of Government, Perth, 1991—1992. Legal research officer High Court Australia, Canberra, 1992—1993.

      Foreign service national attorney United States Department Justice, United States Embassy, London, 1995—1998. Law clerk United States Court of Appeals (7th circuit), Chicago, 1999—2000. Assistant professor law University San Diego, 2001—2003, associate professor law, 2003—2005, professor law, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Barrister: Supreme Court New South Wales, Australia 1993.


    Member of London Athenaeum Club.


    • father: Raymond Paul
    • mother: Gloria Joy Claus
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    Born April 25, 1968
    (age 49)