Chris O’Meara

Chris O'Meara

Necessity and Proportionality and the Right of Self-Defence in International Law

PhD Candidate, Teaching Fellow

Chris joined the Faculty in September 2014 and is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow. He is currently a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. His thesis examines the right of self-defence in international law and the customary requirements that the exercise of defensive force is necessary and proportionate. He was awarded the UCL Faculty of Laws Research Scholarship to conduct his research.

Chris holds an LLM in International Law from UCL and an LLB in Law and European Law from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining UCL, Chris practised as a lawyer at Linklaters and Latham & Watkins.

Areas of Expertise

Public International Law

Research Projects

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Research Interests

Jus Ad Bellum, Public International Law

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships

Current Teaching

LAWS7002 - Public International Law - LLB Option
LAWSG056 - War Law

Professional Experience

  • 2002 - 2005: Linklaters
  • 2005 - 2009: Latham & Watkins
  • 2014 - 2015: LLM Tutor
  • 2015 : Teaching Fellow

Public Engagements & Media Coverage

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