Nicholas Clapham

Nicholas Clapham

Teaching Fellow



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.

Departmental duties

Deputy Director Learning and Teaching (Student Engagement)

Erasmus Coordinator

Student Law Society Liaison Officer


The Law Society; UK Constitutional Law Association, Association of Law Teachers.

Selected Cases

War crimes:

R v Kenyon et al -

R v Wheelhouse and Leader -

Murder (assistant prosecutor): Martin v UK (2007) 44 EHRR 31.

Rape: Schofield v UK Application no. 8681/02 10 January 2006 -

Drugs importation: GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, DIVISION, ARMY EX PARTE RAYMOND CARBERY FALLS, R v. [1998] EWHC Admin 955 (14th October, 1998).

My publications


Clapham N (2015) Privacy in the 21st Century, MODERN LAW REVIEW 78 (4) pp. 720-726 WILEY-BLACKWELL

Additional publications