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Dr Clair Gammage

Dr Clair Gammage

Dr Clair Gammage
LLB(Nott.), LLM(Nott.), MSc(Bristol), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Law

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Clair is a Lecturer of Law at the University of Bristol and the School's Director of Employability. She studied for her law degree (LLB) and  her Masters of International Law (LLM) at the University of Nottingham. Clair joined the University of Bristol Law School as an ESRC scholar, and completed her PhD in 2013. Her thesis examined the scope of Article XXIV of the GATT for 'North-South' regional trade agreements, with a particular focus on the southern African Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU. 

Clair has recently completed her monograph, North-South Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes: A Critical Assessment of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement, with Edward Elgar and the book will be published in May 2017. Clair has also recently completed a book chapter, 'EU International Relations Law: The Power to Conclude International Agreements' which forms part of a handbook on EU Law and Development edited by Professor Jan Orbie, Professor Sangeeta Khorana, and Dr Maria Garcia.

Clair's research interests relate to the relationship between trade and human rights, and the trade:development nexus. She is a scholar of WTO law and writes extensively on the EU's common commerical policy and development assistance through regional trade agreements. As an international economic lawyer, Clair's broader research interests include: international trade law (WTO); economic and social development; spheres of governance; international politcal economy; human rights; and, corporate social responsibility. 

At the undergraduate level, Clair is the Unit Coordinator of Jurisprudence and teaches on the courses of Trusts law and Law and Policy of the EU II. At the postgraduate level, Clair is the Unit Coordinator for World Trade Law and teaches on the course of Law and Sustainability. 


  • International Economic Law
  • International Law and Development
  • Trade and Human Rights
  • Jurisprudence



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