Professor Roger S. Clark

Rutgers University School of Law

Camden, NJ, USA

A New Zealander by birth, is Board of Governors Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey.  He holds an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Columbia University, and B.A., LL.B., LL.M., and LL.D. degrees from Victoria University in New Zealand.  He was called to the New Zealand bar in 1964. He is a prolific scholar in international law and human rights and criminal law. A member of the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control between 1986 and 1990, he has authored or co-authored nearly two hundred articles and book chapters and ten books. He was the founding Editor in Chief of the Society’s journal, Criminal Law Forum, and has published widely in the areas of International Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, and Decolonization. His books include International Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2022) (with Ellen Podgor and Lucian Dervan), International and National Law in Russia and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of George Ginsburgs (2001) and The Case against the Bomb (1996). In 1995 and 1996 he represented the Government of Samoa in arguing the illegality of nuclear weapons before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Between 1995 and 2017 he represented Samoa in matters involving the creation of International Criminal Court and the inclusion of the crime of aggression within its active jurisdiction. Professor Clark taught Criminal Law, International Law, Foreign Relations and National Security Law, and International Criminal Law.