Professor Emeritus Clive Walker
- Position: Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies
- Areas of expertise: terrorism and the law; police powers; media law; cyberlaw; civil liberties and human rights; public law.
- Email: C.P.Walker@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5022
- Location: 2.17 Liberty Building
- Website: Nuin Associates | SSRN
I obtained my LLB from the University of Leeds in 1975 and my PhD (on 'The Prevention of Terrorism in British Law') 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).
- terrorism and the law
- police powers
- media law
- civil liberties and human rights
- public law.
King, C., Walker, C., Gurulé, J. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave MacMillan, London, 2018)
Lennon, G. and Walker, C. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge, Abingdon, 2015)
Walker, C.P., The Anti-Terrorism Legislation (Third edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014)
King, C., and Walker, C. (eds), Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, Farnham, 2014)
Walker, C.P. and Weaver, R.L., Free Speech in an Internet Era (Carolina Academic Press, Durham, NC, 2013)
Masferrer, A., and Walker, C., (eds.), Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights And The Rule Of Law: Crossing Legal Boundaries in Defence of the State (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2013)
Walker, C.P., The Prevention of Terrorism in British Law (Second edition, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1992)
Hogan, G. and Walker, C.P., Political Violence and the Law in Ireland (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1989)
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.
- LL.B. (Hons., First Class) - University of Leeds, 1975
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court (admitted 1978)
- Ph.D. (The Prevention of Terrorism in British Law) - University of Manchester, 1982
- LL.D. (Terrorism and the Law) - University of Manchester, 2015
- QC (Hon) 2016
- Society of Legal Scholars
- Socio Legal Studies Association
- Law Society
- Committee on the Administration of Justice
- UK Constitutional Law Association
- Internet Society
- International Society of Military Law
I welcome Postgraduate Research candidates in the following fields which reflect my own active research and publishing interests:
- forensic processes
- human rights and constitutionalism
My workload entirely concentrates on the supervision of research degree students.
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.
My record as a postgraduate research student supervisor was recognised by the University of Leeds and the Student Union with the award in 2017 of the Leeds Partnership Award for the Best Research Student Supervisor.
Please feel welcome to contact me for informal discussions and advice about the design of your proposal before you submit a formal research application.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies