Dr Tim Clark

Dr Tim Clark


LLM, PhD (Cambridge)

BA, LLB (Hons) (UNSW)


Law & Justice
School of Global & Public Law

Tim is a Lecturer in the School of Global and Public Law at UNSW Law & Justice. His primary research interests lie in public international law, with a particular focus on the law of international organisations and the concept and use of purpose in international legal argument. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge as a Cambridge Trust and Cambridge Australia Scholar, where his doctoral research focused on the role of teleological reasoning in the law of international organisations. His teaching focuses on international law and legal research and writing, which he has taught in both the UK and Australia.

Tim served for several years as Associate Editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, and was previously Managing Editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal. He is admitted as a lawyer in Australia, and prior to academia was a solicitor at a global firm, with a focus on litigation and contentious regulatory investigations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Room 233, Level 2, Law Building
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Clark T, 2021, 'THE TELEOLOGICAL TURN in the LAW of INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 70, pp. 533 - 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589321000178
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Clark T, 2021, 'Between Sovereignty and Efficacy: The Shifting Role of Effectiveness in the Multilateral Legal Order', presented at 10th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, Cambridge, 18 March 2021 - 20 March 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Clark T, 2020, 'The Problem of Purpose: Assessing the Rise of Teleology in the Law of International Organisations', presented at Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, 01 September 2020 - 04 September 2020

  • Best Paper by a Doctoral Student, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (2020)
  • Cambridge Australia Scholar (2018 - 2021)
  • Corpus Christi College Law Prize, University of Cambridge (2017)
  • Jean-Pictet Prize, Jean-Pictet IHL Competition (2013)
  • Gilbert Apollis Award, Jean-Pictet IHL Competition (2013)

My Teaching

Legal Concepts, Research and Writing (LAWS8213)

Law in the Global Context (LAWS2270)

Legal Research and Writing: Australian Law (LAWS2277/JURD7272)

Honours Research Thesis (LAWS3901)