Nick qualified as a solicitor in Southampton. He was commissioned into the Army Legal Services and retired in the rank of Colonel in 2011. During his service his practice alternated between criminal prosecution (courts-martial), and advice on operational/law of armed conflict (from MOD to deployed forces). Following early retirement, Nick worked as a personal trainer helping people achieve their health and fitness goals before beginning his first teaching appointment at the University in 2014. He has also taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law. His academic interests include Public Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Evidence, Use of Force and International Humanitarian Law. He was the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year for 2017.
Public Law 1 (Constitutional Law), Law of Evidence.
Deputy Director Learning and Teaching (Student Engagement)
Student Law Society Liaison Officer
The Law Society; UK Constitutional Law Association, Association of Law Teachers.
R v Kenyon et al - news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4184279.stm
R v Wheelhouse and Leader - www.aspals.com/wheelhouseleader.html
Murder (assistant prosecutor): Martin v UK (2007) 44 EHRR 31.
Rape: Schofield v UK Application no. 8681/02 10 January 2006 - echr.ketse.com/doc/8681.02-en-20060110/view/.
Drugs importation: GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, DIVISION, ARMY EX PARTE RAYMOND CARBERY FALLS, R v.  EWHC Admin 955 (14th October, 1998).
Nicholas Clapham, 'Eight cases from across history which still shape the law today'. The Conversation (26 Sept 2018) https://theconversation.com/eight-cases-from-across-history-which-still-shape-the-law-today-103466
Nicholas Clapham, ‘The Belhaj finale: Exclusion of closed material procedure means less scrutiny of DPP decisions’ UK Human Rights Blog (5 July 2018) https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2018/07/05/the-belhaj-finale-exclusion-of-closed-material-procedure-means-less-scrutiny-of-dpp-decisions-nicholas-clapham/
Nick Clapham ‘The Successful Law Student: An Insider’s Guide to Studying Law’ 2018 The Law Teacher https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069400.2018.1465300
Nicholas Clapham, 'Parole for 'black cab rapist' John Warboys overturned in victory for crowdfunded judicial review.' The Conversation (29 March 2018) theconversation.com/parole-for-black-cab-rapist-john-worboys-overturned-in-victory-for-crowdfunded-judicial-review-94137
Nicholas Clapham, 'Charlie Gard: who is best placed to decide his fate?.' The Conversation (11 July 2017) theconversation.com/charlie-gard-who-is-best-placed-to-decide-his-fate-80771
Nicholas Clapham, 'Here's when British police are legally allowed to shoot under a new policy on lethal force.' The Conversation (28 April 2017) theconversation.com/heres-when-british-police-are-legally-allowed-to-shoot-under-a-new-policy-on-lethal-force-7666
Nicholas Clapham, 'Hearsay Evidence and the Demise of Absolute Rules' (2016) 80(4) Journal of Criminal Law 220
Nicholas Clapham, 'Rengal: Privacy in the 21st Century' (2015) 78 MLR 720
N. Clapham, 'Surveillance: A Separation of Power?' UK Const. L. Blog (25th Jun 2015) (available at: ukconstitutionallaw.org).
Nicholas Clapham, 'Two years on from Snowden, UK gets green light to continue accessing bulk data.' The Conversation (12 June 2015): theconversation.com/two-years-on-from-snowden-uk-gets-green-light-to-continue-accessing-bulk-data-43138
Charlie Easthaugh and Nicholas Clapham, 'Is the NSA's Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Constitutional? Klayman v Obama and ACLU v Clapper' (2014) 2 Covert Policing, Terrorism & Intelligence Law Review 145.
THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS Chatham House, 18-19 April 2005 (chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/public/Research/International%20Law/ilparmedconflict.pdf)
Lt Col Clapham, 'Legal Aspects to Targeting' 2002 ARRC Journal 13.