E. Eugene CLARK


NAME: CLARK, E. Eugene


Contact details:

College of Comparative Law

China University of Political Science and Law

Xituchenglu 25, Haidian District, Beijing

PC 100088

Beijing China: Office: +86 10 5890 8611

Mobile: +86 13070159232

Email:  eeclark48@gmail.com; eclark@cupl.edu.cn



August 2012 to Present:  Distinguished Professor, China University of Political Science and Law. Also, Adjunct Professor of

Law, Griffith University, Emeritus Professor, University of Canberra, and Professor and Foundation Dean, Charlotte

School of Law, USA.


a  portfolio company owned by Sterling Capital, a major US Private Equity Firm: http://www.sterlingpartners.com/portfolio/ . Progressus is a national leader in the provision of speech, occupational and physical therapy services to over 30,000 children from age birth through to year 12.  Also worked for 2 other Sterling Companies between 2006-2010.



Griffith University, School of Business, Gold Coast Campus

2006-2010  Dean of Law and Chief Academic Officer, INFILAW a Sterling portfolio company and Consortium of three nationally (ABA) accredited Law Schools. Commencement Date: (Phoenix School of Law Jan 09-July 10); Charlotte School of Law (Jan 06-Jan 09: Founding Dean): End Date: July 2010.



Responsible for approx. 1/3 of all students and four faculties operating across six campuses.


1994-2004 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR (EXTERNAL RELATIONS), PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR (SCIENCE & DESIGN), Executive Dean(Management, Law, Technology, Engineering), Head of the School of Law (two terms),  Professor—1994.


1988-1994  SENIOR LECTURER IN LAW (UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, (formerly Tutor, and Lecturer)





PhD                                    –                       UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, 1993

M Ed Studies          –                        UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, 1989

         Juris Doctorate (Hons)                        WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, 1978

M Ed                                                   WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1971

BA                                           ST MARY’S, 1970



Law: US Federal Court and Supreme Court, State of Kansas, since 1978

Education:  Registe red Teacher: Victoria, Tasmania




·         Teaching Commendation

Top 5% based on Student Evaluations, Griffith University, Semester 2, 2010


·         Emeritus Professor

University of Canberra, 2005


·         Fellow, Centre for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, University of Canberra, 1996-2005.


·         Prime Minister’s Inaugural Australian National Teaching Excellence Award

Prime Minister’s Office  1997 (one of two law academics to receive the initial national teaching excellence  award)


·         Teaching Excellence Award

Institution: University of Tasmania (one of three across the university) 1996


·         Awarded title of "Honorary Professor" by President and Council of Ningbo University, PRC, in recognition of outstanding teaching in their MBA program, 2002-05.


University Teaching (subjects taught)

Corporations Law; Introduction to Business Law; Law of Finance; Contract Law; Introduction to Law, International Trade Law, Financial Institutions Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Trade Practices (Competition Law), Commercial Law; Internet Law;  E-Commerce Law and Management (MBA); Research Methods for Post Graduate Research Students; Comparative Law; Legal Research, Reasoning  and Writing; Civil Procedure/Litigation; Tribunal Advocacy; Sports Law; Marketing Law; Managers and the Law; Law Firm Management;  Interpersonal Communication; Theory of Argumentation and Debate, Public Speaking.


Successful PhD Supervision and Examination

Successful supervisor for 7 Doctoral and multiple Master’s Theses (completed): Successful Doctoral Thesis Supervisions included:



Australia (20 years experience); China/HK (1997 - 2005);

Thailand (1996 - 2004); USA (15 yrs – 1998, 2006-2010); Vanuatu (1997-2wks). Fiji (2002);




Research Grants

  • Australian Research Council, Small ARC grant to investigate legal issues connecting with use of Maps in Court 1996. $20,000 (with G Cho)

  • Australian Research Council, awarded Large ARC Grant to investigate the legal issues and policy related to the development and commercialisation of geographic information systems (with G. Cho as co-chief investigator) in 1997. $130,000 over a three years period.

  • Australian Research Council, Small ARC grant to investigate legal issues connecting with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) grants, 1996. $20,000 (with Brendan Pentony)

  • Australian Research Council, Small ARC grant connected with ADR, 1995. $25,000.

  • China Linkages Grant led by Prof Roman Tomasic (in charge of Consumer Law Group) with team from University of Canberra, 1996 - 1998. $250,000.


Other Government Research Funding

  • APEC, Research on Paperless Trading: $20,000 (2003)

  • APEC, Cyber Law Research (2003) ($2000)

  • National Office of the Information Economy: Development Issues for e-Government in Australia, $10,000 (part of a team with several others

  • Tasmania Law Foundation: Grant to Conduct Empirical Evaluation of Small Claims Court ($10,000).


Other Funding

  • Played a key role in securing various grants for the University of Canberra, including: Australian Customs Commercial Education Partnership ($1.6 million); ACT Government Entrepreneurship Training ($50,000 in 2001.


Teaching Grants:


·         University of Canberra.  –Women in Commercial law, $15,000;  Legal skills, $10,000; Law Links Grant $12,000

·         University of Tasmania: Developing strategies for effective teaching law to international students for whom English is their second language: $5000

·         Law Foundation of Tasmania: $5000: Grant to develop teaching materials for teachers of HSC Legal Studies, 1990





Refereed Journal Articles (selection)


·         Clark E and Sims, I (2012), ‘Flying into the Hurricane: Law, Policy and Practice Implications of Cloud Computing, International Journal of Technology, Law and Policy, (in press)


·         Clark, E (2011), The Legal Tortoise and the High Frequency Trading Hare: The Challenge for Regulators’, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Volume 25, pp 274-303


·         *Clark, E (2011), ‘E-Conveyancing in Australia: An Important Step Along the Journey to E-Government’, Journal of Law, Information and Science, Vol 21 (1)


·         *Clark, E (2010), ‘Looking Forward: Challenges Facing Legal Education in the 21st Century’ Phoenix Law Review, Volume 3 (2), pp 461-71.


·         Clark, E and Vemuri, R (2008) .”Doing Business in Australia: A Brief for International Managers. Global Business and Organizational Excellence : A Review of Research & Best Practices, Vol 27 (No 5) pp. 49-64: ISSN 1932-2054; Online: ISSN: 1932-2063


·         Ziolkowski, R and Clark, E (2005),  ‘ICT Governance’ The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration,  Vol 27, No 1, June, pp 77-90.


·         Putnis, P and Clark, E (2005) Copyright, media and innovation: Then and now’, MIA: Media International Australia, No 114, February, pp 5-15.


·         Clark, EE and Puig, GV (published 2003) ‘When Global Highways Intersect Local Laws: Defamation via the Internet –Dow Jones & Company v Gutnick [2002]HCA 56’ Journal of Law and Information Science  Vol 12(2) pp 271-281.


·         Clark, EE (2003) ‘Dispelling Some Myths: Uncertain and Multiple Paths to Globalization’

Thunderbird International Business Review, John Wiley & Sons, ISSN: 1096-4762; Vol 45(6) November-December, pp 803-813; online at: www.interscience.wiley.com: DOI: 10.1002/tie.10101.


·         Clark, EE (2003),  'Managing the Transformation to E-Government:

An Australian Perspective, ' Thunderbird International Business Review,Vol 45(4), July-August,  p. 377-397, John Wiley & Sons, ISSN: 1096-4762; Online ISSN 1520-6874


·         Clark, EE, Cho, G and Hoyle, A (2003) Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Present Realities, Pressing Problems and Future Prospects, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology( Vol 17(1) (March) pp 7-26.


·         Clark, EE, (2003) 'Foreign Investment in Russia and China:  A Long Way to Go, but Reason for Optimism,' Thunderbird International Business Review, vol 45(3), May-June, pp 367-75 John Wiley & Sons, ISSN: 1096-4762; Online ISSN 1520-6874


·         Clark, EE and Cho, G, (2001) ‘Privacy in an e-Business World:  A Question of Balance’, Journal of Law and Information Science, Vol 11, no 1, pp 7-37, ISSN 0729 1485


·         O’Connor, T and Clark, EE (2001) ‘ Successful Partnerships in Education and Training:  Lessons Learnt from the Australian Customs Service—University of Canberra Commercial Education Program’ The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business & Government, Vol 7, No 2, November, pp 25-34


·         Clark, EE, Cho, G and Hoyle, A (1999, released in 2000), E-commerce Down Under:  A survey of recent legal developments  Contemporary Issues in Law , pp. 24-55.


·         Cho, G and Clark, EE, (2000), ‘Facilitating Government Business On-Line:  The Electronic Transactions Act  1999, Agenda,  Vol 7, No 4, pp 321-31.


·         Clark, EE, Cho, G and Hoyle, A (1998, but out in 2000), ‘Y2K:  An Important Lesson in Legal Risk Management’, Journal of Law and Information Science, Vol 9(2), pp 152-176.


·         Clark, EE and Clark, P (2000), ‘Taking the educational show on the road:  the promises and pitfalls of intensive off-shore post graduate coursework programs’, International Education –ej,  Vol 4, No 1, March, ISSN 1327-9548


·         Clark, EE, Cho, G and Hoyle, A (2000), ‘Y2K Litigation:  More Bugs Hitting the Same Legal Fan, Journal of Law and Information Science, Vol 10 (no 2), 246-299 (actually published in 2000, though Journal says 1999)


·         Clark, EE (1997-98).  Consumer law and economic development in the PRC: overview and brief commentary.  Canberra Law Review 4(1, 2).  pp. 125-150.


·         Clark, EE (1996).  Comparative research in corporate law.  Canberra Law Review 3(1).  pp. 62-79.


·         Clark, EE (1992) ‘Recent Research on Small Claims Courts and Tribunals: Implications for Evaluators’, Journal of Judicial Administration, November, No 2, pp 103-140


Refereed and Published Invitational Conference Papers (selection)

·         Hoyle, A and Clark, EE (2004, released in March 05) ‘The Court of the Future and its Lessons’  Australian Law Librarian  Vol 12 (no 4), Summer, pp 45-58.


·         Clark, EE (2004) ‘Records Management in an Information Age: Law and Management Perspectives’ Published Proceedings of the 21st International RMAA Convention, Canberra 12-15 September, pp 64-85.


·         Milind, Sathye,; Clark, Eugene and Dugdale, Anni (2004) Fraud in e-government transactions risks and remedies. Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT Division), Future Challenges for E-Government, Vol. 2. Australian Government Information Management Office: Canberra. Also available at http://www.agimo.gov.au/publications/2004/05/egovt_challenges/privacy and at: http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/future-challenges-for-egovernment/docs/AGIMO-FC-no14.pdf ; and http://www.aic.gov.au/crime_types/economic/fraud/government.aspx


·         Clark, EE and Supanit, S, (2000),  ‘Legal Reforms May Enable the Thai Tiger to Once Again Burn Bright in the Economic Forest of the Night’ Published Proceedings of the Law Governance and Public Sector Reform  in  Thailand and the ASEAN Region, University of Canberra, May 8/9 2000.


·         Clark, E. and Blay, S, Vocational Relevance and Global Functionalism:  Challenges for Practitioners and Legal Educators in the Twenty-first Century, Published Proceedings of International law Schools Deans' Conference on Legal Education for the 21st Century, Beijing, China, 25 -27 May, 1999.141-162 (English version); 163-168 (Chinese version).


·         Cho, G & Clark, EE (1998).  Geographic Information Systems: Australian Research Seeking to Map the Legal Terrain, Published proceedings, of the GIS 98 Conference Proceedings, April 6-9, 1998 (Toronto).



Book Chapters


·         Clark, E and Hu, C (2011), The Challenge of Regulating High Frequency Trading as Markets Open Up to a Global Economy and the Latest Technological Advances in Share Trading Book chapter,  in Exchange and Integration of the Contemporary Legal Systems:The First International Conference on Comparative Law and Global Common Law, China University of Political Science and Law (in press)


Clark, EE and Supanit, S (2006), ‘Thai Insolvency Law: One Step Towards the Development of the Legal Infrastructure for a Revitalised Economy’ ‘In R Tomasic (ed) Insolvency Law in East Asia, Ashgate: Hamshire England, pp 291-321.   ISBN: 10 0 7546 2125 1; ISBN 13 978 0 7546 2125 6.


·         Ziolkowski, R and Clark, EE  (2006) ‘Conceptualizing Environmental Governance: Methodological Reflections’ in Laohasiriwong, S and Ang, M  (ed) Natural Resources Related Conflict Management in Southeast Asia, SE Asian Centre for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University, Thailand and the Canadian International Development Agency,  pp 34-59: ISBN 974-9813-77-4


·         Clark, EE (2006) ‘Potential of Information Communication Technologies to Assist with Environmental Dispute Prevention, Management and Resolution’, in  Laohasiriwong, S and Ang, M (ed) Natural Resources Related Conflict Management in Southeast Asia, SE Asian Centre for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University, Thailand and the Canadian International Development Agency, (pp 240-259). : ISBN 974-9813-77-4


·         Clark, E and Prentice, R (2000), 'Circuit Layouts,' in Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Vol 15:  Intellectual Property.


·         Hoyle, A and Clark, EE (2000), ‘Ready or not, here Y2K Comes:  Likely Winners and Losers in the Y2K Compliance Game’, in A Fitzgerald, et al, Going Digital 2000:  Legal Issues for E-commerce, Software and the Internet,  Prospect Media Publishers, Sydney, Chapter 23, pp 377-402


·         Clark, EE & Cho, G (2000), ‘The Y2K Experience: Lessons for Lawyers, Firms, IT Specialists and Others Working in the Digital Economy’ in A Fitzgerald, et al, Going Digital 2000:  Legal Issues for E-commerce, Software and the Internet  Prospect Media Publishers, Sydney, Chapter 23, pp 335-352.


·         Saowani, P & Clark, EE (1999),  'Thailand’s Company Law',  Asian Company Law.  R Tomasic (Ed.), Dartmouth Press. pp 343-390


·         Clark, EE & Tsamenyi, M (1996).  Legal education in the twenty-first century: a time of challenge. What are Law Schools For?  Pressing Problems in the Law (vol 2.  Chapter 3).  P. Birks (Ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford.  pp. 17-44.



Research Monographs


·         Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Middleton, Clark,  & Lim (2011)Internet and E-commerce Law, Business and Policy,  (Thomson Reuters: LawBook) (1300 pages): http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=11544


·         Clark, EE, Cho, G, Hoyle, A and Hynes, P (2010) Cyber Law in Australia,  Kluwer International, The Hague, Netherlands). (412 pages)


·         Putnis, P and Clark, E (ed), (2005) Copyright, Media & Innovation, MIA: Media International Australia, No 114, February, (100 pgs), St Lucia: University of Queensland, School of English, Media Studies and Art History in association with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies. ISSN 1329-878X (2005)


·         Lodder, AR, Clark, Eugene, et al (ed), Essays on legal and technical aspects of Online Dispute Resolution, Amsterdam, CEDIRE--Centre for Electronic Dispute Resolution, May 2004, 100 pages


·         Clark, EE and Sainsbury, M (2002), Privacy and the Internet, Sydney, Thomson/LawBook Co, (50% contribution).


·         Cho, G, Clark, EE & Hoyle, A (1999) Y2k: Avoiding the Legal Byte.  Sydney, Prospect Media Publications (33% contribution)


·         Ramsay, W and Clark, EE (1990) News Ideas for School Improvement, London, Falmer Press, 298 pages)




Current Research


·         Theories of Corporate Governance  (Ashgate Publishers—Level A). to be complete by September 2012


·         Articles: Regulatory Challenges Presented by Growth in Teletherapy


·         E-commerce Law in China



Teaching: Published Textbooks and Professional Publications:




Griggs, L, Clark, EE (2009) Managers and the Law: A Guide for Decision Makers (3rd edn) Sydney, LBC Information Services (800pgs). (First edition, 1999, Second Edition 2003)

Clark, E (ed), Griggs, L, Cho, G and Hoyle, A (2007) Contract Law in Australia, Kluwer's International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, Netherlands (chapter author and general editor) 224 pgs.

Clark, E,(4th edition, 2012);  (3rd edition 2006) Australian Commercial and Economic Law:  International Encyclopaedia of Laws.  Kluwer Law International, The Hague, Netherlands (with contributions from Cho, Hoyle, Burton and Griggs) (80% contribution). Second Edition 2002); (First Edition, 1999). 400+ pgs

Clark, E, Cho, G & Hoyle, A (ed) (Dec 2000/Jan 2001), E-Business:  Law & Management in the 21st Century, Canberra, Info-Sys International Publications (contributed 50%) (2001)

Clark, E, Cho, A & Hoyle A  (2000) Marketers and the Law,  Sydney, LBC/ Information Services, ISBN 0 455 2169 6  (33% contribution)

Blay, S & Clark, EE (1996) Law of Australian Financial Institutions (2nd edn ) Sydney, Harcourt Brace Javonvich (1st edn. 1993) (50% contribution). Plus development of Instructor’s Support Materials on CD.

Clark, EE & Livermore, J (1994)  Australian Law of Marketing, Law Book Co, Sydney. (Made Law Book Co Best Seller List and widely adopted by universities in Australia) (contributed 90%)

Chalmers, DRL & Clark, EE (1992) Legal Studies (2nd edn) Butterworths.(20% contribution)

Chalmers, D, Brown, D, Haynes, CEP, Lugten, G and Clark EE (ed) (1992), Introduction to Law: Text, Cases and Materials,  (6th ed), Hobart, University of Tasmania, 336 pages

Le Brun, M,  Lansdell, GT and Clark, EE,  (1989)  New Perspectives for Teaching Legal Studies.  Law Foundation of Tasmania.(33% contribution)


         Book Chapters


Clark, EE, (2009) Ethics and Legal Compliance, In  Kotler, P, Brown, L, Adam, S and Armstrong, G, Marketing,  7th edition,  Pearson Education Australia, ISBN :, chapter 22 (1st through 6th editions: 2002-08).

Adam, S  Clark, EE (2001), My Business and the Net, in iNetPages:  Your Internet Names Guide to Australian Business 2000, Melbourne, Fairfax, pp 38-80, 2000).

Reports and Occasional Papers

·         Clark, E, Rowe, S, Walsh, A, Sparks, W, et al, December 2008:Summary Report of Findings and Recommendations of Pulse of the Profession Survey, sponsored and conducted by Mecklenburg County Bar, Charlotte School of Law, MCB, Queens University


·         Clark, EE, September 2003—Progress Report and Analysis of Paperless Trading Initiatives in APEC Countries, APEC, Singapore


·         16 February 2001 – Panel Member,  Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA's) Competition Model Advisory Group,  public consultation report http://www.auda.org.au


·         May 2001, ACT Government Task Force Member, the Digital Divide, Reference Group Member, Chair, Jacqui Burke MLA, Member for Molonglo.  (member of the Expert Reference Group)


·         Clark, EE (1995).  University Working Party Report: Teaching and Technology.  University of Canberra. (principal author)


·         Clark, EE (1992).  Research and Evaluation of Small Claims Courts and Tribunals.  Occasional paper, University of Tasmania Law Press.




Editorial Boards and Work


  • International Journal of Technology, Law and Policy, Board of Editors 2011-present.  Guest Editor of special edition devoted to commercial applications of technology.

  • Thunderbird International Business Review, Board of Editors: June 2003 to 2009

  • Global Business and Organizational Excellence : A Review of Research & Best Practices(Editorial Board) 2006 to present

  • Journal of Law, Information and Science (formerly Journal of Law and Information Science) Editorial Board, (Editor-in-Chief 1991-1997); Editorial Board: 1998-present; Guest editor of special edition.

  • E-business/commerce professions (2001) elawbusiness.com.au. Editorial Board, eLawPractice, an electronic, online law journal for the E-business/commerce profession (2001 to July 2002)

  • Clark, EE (1996 to present) Board of Editors, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government.

  • Clark, EE (1993 to 2006) Board of Editors, Australian Business Law Review.

  • Clark, EE (1995 -1998) Law and Information Science Editor, APEX-J, Electronic Journal for Asia Pacific Region.

  • Clark, EE (1995-98) Editor, Book Review Section and author of several reviews (1995), Canberra Law Review 2(1).

  • Management Committee, Uniserve-LAW, Electronic Clearing House in Legal Education, 1994-98

  • Contributing Editor, Laws of Australia, Law Book Co.  (Reviewed and edited works in contract law, unfair business practices, and trade practices law (1991-1994). 

  • Consultant Editor, Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearing House for Youth Studies, 1988-1996.

  • Invited Guest Editor,  Journal of Law and Information Science, Vols 11(1) and  11 (2), pp1-130 and  131-279, 2000 and 2001, special edition on E-commerce

  • Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute, Jan 2003.

  • Committee Member, Development of Australia’s first cultural map:  ‘Canberra’s Identity & Atmosphere Online: A Cultural Map of the ACT:  A joint project between the University of Canberra and ACT Government.


Current Research Projects

       Monograph on Theories of Corporate Governance (Ashgate); article on Future of Teletherapy; continuing work on challenges posed by high frequency trading; ongoing work on future challenges facing the legal profession and education of lawyers,  and various topics related to Internet Law, Policy and Practice.





Griffith University

Level 1 - Deans, HoS, RCD’s and University Level Centre Directors

Griffith University: Discipline Head: Business Law Team: 

InfiLaw: Dean of Charlotte and then Phoenix School of Law


InfiLaw (Charlotte School of Law; Phoenix School of Law), Dean and Chief Academic Officer responsible for all aspects of building a new school from start-up through to Accreditation.  Met or exceeded all key goals for accreditation, bar pass achievement, career placement, EBITDA and enrolment/diversity goals. Positive staff engagement as indicated by Segal Survey of Staff. Gained acceptance of new school by the profession and general community.  Completed Six Sigma Green Belt Course.


Charles Darwin University:  Led new course development in addition to revamping of offerings to make them more efficient;  improved budget performance, re-gained national accreditation of Accounting Degree, built links with the community and professions, increased international student numbers, strengthened relationship between the university’s six campuses and increased research output as well as teaching evaluations.


University of Canberra: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Science and Design (responsible for 8 schools and approx 1/3 of students in University); Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations); Head of Law School (2 terms); Dean of Management and Law. Director, National Court of the Future; University Project Leader, Centre for Customs Studies (3 contracts worth approx. %5 million in total. Led project teams for key university initiatives, increased international student numbers, improved teaching and research outcomes; improved relations between administration and faculty/staff. significant and successful new course development (MBA, Juris Doctorate, Masters of International Economic Law, Masters in Customs Law and Administration, Master of Defence Studies, etc). Coordinated University’s 30 Year Celebrations; led successful submissions for Export Award and other university honours and awards.


Level 2 - Program Co-Coordinators, Chair of Committee

University of Canberra, Chair of Intellectual Property Committee, Chair Curriculum Revision Committee, Program Coordinator of Professional Doctorate Program,  Chair of Information Technology and  Communications Committee, Chair of Marketing Committee; Chair, International Committee, Chair of Committee to Plan 30 Year Celebrations.


Level 3 - Member of Committees, Graduation Presence, Open Day, Expo etc

Participated in Education Expo, Open Day, Secondary School Marketing events, Web Redesign Committee, and various curriculum reform committees (Rubrics,  post graduate and undergraduate course development, tax agents qualification, etc).


Level 1 - Government Bodies, International Agencies, past member of:

Board of Governors: Arizona State Bar Association

Board of Governors: North Carolina State Bar Association

Mecklenburg County Bar Association, CLE Committee

Maricopa County Bar Association: Executive Committee

Consumer Committee: Law Council of Australia

Library Committee, American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education


Level 2 - Educational Boards/Journal Editorial Boards

National Centre for Social and Economic Modeling (Board Member);

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (Board Member)

Editor-in-Chief and then Board Member: Journal of Law, Information and Science.

Board Member, Canberra Law Review

Board Member,  Australian Business Law Review

Board Member, Thunderbird International Business Review, June 2003 to 2009



Level 3 - Community Impact

As Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor I have been regularly called upon to make media appearances for print, internet, radio and tv. In my role as University of Canberra’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, I often worked with the radio and tv media in the ACT Examples in 2001 included:  ABC TV:  China; E-Practice Law Journal:  Interview on Legal Education and E-Business issues;  Radio, interviewed various times on education issues China TV: Guangzhou Film Group doing program on University of Canberra

Guest speaker on various Radio programs commenting on various legal issues.  A recent example is:  ABC National Radio.  Comment on class actions and Australian Government’s investigation as to whether it might launch litigation against tobacco and alcohol companies, following suit with developments in the US.  Friday 5 March, 2000 5pm.


Active involvement in the legal profession at state and national levels (see list of associations above).


A frequent contributor of articles on E-business Law and Management to newspapers and periodicals, a sample of which is found below.


Contributor of Submissions in response to various government reports.  Example: Submission to ASIC Re: CP 145 and REP 215: Australian equity market structure, Jan 2011:


Professional Memberships

  • Consultative Committee, Australian Judicial College (2003 to 2004)

  • Council of Australian Law Deans (1997-99; 2003 to 2005)

  • ACT Law Society: E-commerce Committee (2001 - 2004)

  • ACT Law Society: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (1994 to 2001)

  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member of Board of Governors (2009 to 2010).

  • Member of the Domain Administration LTD (auDA) Competition Model Advisory Panel  (2000-2001)

  • Invited Member, Digital Divide Reference Group, ACT Government, led by Jacqui Burke, MLA

  • Law Council of Australia (Deputy Chair, National Consumer Law Committee) (1990-1999); business law section (1999).

  • Australian International Educators Association (1993-2004).

  • Corporate Law Teachers Association, 1995-2000, 2011

  • The Australasian Law Teachers Association (1988-2004).

  • American Bar Association (1980-1982).; 2006 to present

  • Australian Institute of Judicial Administration (past member).

  • Banking Law Association (past member).

  • Australian Marketing Institute (past member).

  • National Management Committee of the Australian Legal Information Institute and of UNISERVE Law (past member).

  • National Selection Committee, Fulbright Foundation (1998 to 2003)

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member of Board of Governors, Legal Education Committee) (2006 to 2009)

  •  Mecklenburg County Bar Association Executive, 2006 to 2008, CLE Committee

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix School of Law Representative, 2009 to 2010

  • Association of Arizona  Independent Colleges and Universities 2009-2010

  • Arizona State Bar Association (Board of Governors) 2009-2010.


Newspaper Articles Published (selection only)

·         Clark, E, (2004)  ‘IT: empowering Pacific Islanders’ The Canberra Times, Monday 21 June, p. 15.

·         Clark, E (2004) ‘Do-it-yourself litigants given a better deal by technology’

The Canberra Times, 29 March, p. 14.

·         (2004) ‘Supreme Court not just a building: Courts as Network’ The Canberra Times, March 1, p. 14

·         (2003) ‘The Web being fenced in by governments’, The Canberra Times,  29 September, p. 13

·         (2003) Paperless Trade: go for it but be careful, The Canberra Times, September 15, p. 14 (with David Widdowson)

·         (2003) OECD moves to stop national borders from sheltering online fraudsters’ The Canberra Times  25 August, p. 14.

·         (2003) ‘Enforcing your rights in overseas courts’, The Canberra Times, 18 August , p. 14.

·         (2003) ‘Enforcement, not shortage of laws, at the heart of spam’s virulent growth’ The Canberra Times  21 July, p. 13.

·         (2003) ‘Think before you link’ The Canberra Times, 30 June, pp 13,15.

·         (2003) ‘Intellectual Property Trade Secrets are fragile: hide them’ The Canberra Times,  23 June pp 14,16

·         (2003) IT in court: Common Sense is not always the common practice’ The Canberra Times, 13 January pp 14,16

·         (2002) Creating Trust in Business-to-Consumer Online Environment, The Canberra Times

·         (2002) ‘Techno-gifts for kids:tips’ The Canberra Times,  23 December pp 13,16

·         (2002) E-contract law in a global environment’ The Canberra Times 25 Feb, p. 16.

·         (2002) ‘Controlling use of facilities is tricky, but don’t overdo it’,'  The Canberra Times, 14 October, p. 16.

·         (2002) Australia does well in e-government progress,'  The Canberra Times, Jul22, p. 13, 17.

·         (2002) 'Customs a leader in bringing e-government to full fruition’ The Canberra Times, Jul 8, p. 15

·         (2002) 'ACT Courts’ technology adoption impresses law visitor’ The Canberra Times, 29 July, pp 13-14.

·         (2002) ‘The Plaintiff’s PC has frozen, y’r Honour’ The Canberra Times, 4 March, p. 14

·         (2002) ‘It was a long time coming, but it’s here—so take care’ (article about new Privacy Amendment for the Private sector) The Canberra Times, 18 Feb, p. 15.