Professor Chris McCrudden

Queen’s University Belfast and University of Michigan


Christopher McCrudden is professor of human rights and equality law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He holds an LLB from QUB, an LLM from Yale Law School, and a DPhil and DCL from Oxford University. He is called to the Bars of England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland, and is a member of Blackstone Chambers in London. QUB awarded him an honorary LLD in 2006. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2008, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2018, and an Honorary Bencher of the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2022. He is the academic member of the Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland. He is also a member of the Board of the Irish Centre for European Law, and chair of its Northern Ireland Committee. His most recent publication is an edited collection, The Law and Practice of the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol, published by Cambridge University Press in 2022. He was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List.