Eric R. Claeys

Professor of Law

AB, Princeton University; JD, University of Southern California

Professional Information

  • Social Science Research Network Home Page
  • Subjects Taught: Property, Tort, Trade Secrets Law, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Water Law & Remedies
  • Curriculum Vitae: CV in PDF format
  • Area(s) of Expertise: Private Law Theory, Natural Law and Rights Theory, Trade Secrecy, Constitutional Law

Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-8247
  • Office: Room 317, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Eric R. Claeys is Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. In his scholarship, Professor Claeys studies theories of natural law and natural rights and their implications in property law. He is currently writing Natural Property Rights (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Professor Claeys is a member of the American Law Institute, he serves on the ALI’s Members’ Consultative Group for the first Restatement of Copyright, and he also serves as an adviser to the Restatement (Fourth) of the Law of Property.

Professor Claeys received his AB from Princeton University and his JD from the University of Southern California Law School. After law school, Professor Claeys clerked for the Hon. Melvin Brunetti, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Hon. William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States. He has also taught at Saint Louis University, the University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard Law School, and he is a member of the Princeton Politics Department’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.  

Professor Claeys’s main teaching interests include Property, Torts, Jurisprudence, and Intellectual Property. He also teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Water Law, Remedies, Estates and Trusts, Trade Secrecy, Food and Drug Law, and Oil and Gas Law.