Michelle Coleman is an Associate Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College (2003), a juris doctorate (JD) from Villanova University (2007), an LLM from Utrecht University (2011), and a PhD from Middlesex University (2018).Michelle's PhD topic was the presumption of innocence. She previously practiced as a public defender in New Jersey, in the United States and she is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michelle's research interests include: criminal law, international criminal law, and human rights.
Michelle currently teaches on the following modules:
In past years Michelle has taught:
Research interests: Human Rights, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Evidence
Coleman, Michelle (2020) 'Culture' and sentencing at the International Criminal Court. In: Intersections of Law and Culture at the International Criminal Court. Fraser, Julie and McGonigle Leyh, Brianne , eds. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781839107290 (Accepted/In press)
Coleman, Michelle (2020) Stretching the golden thread: the impact of Brexit on the presumption of innocence. In: Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights Law and Practice. Smyth, Claire-Michelle and Lang, Richard and Thompson, Jack Clayton , eds. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 78-105. ISBN 9781527547421
Coleman, Michelle (2020) The tension between the presumption of innocence and victims' participation rights at the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Law Review , 20 (2). pp. 371-393. ISSN 1567-536X
Coleman, Michelle (2019) The role of acquittals at the International Criminal Court. In: Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) 2019 Conference, 06-07 Sept 2019, University of Potsdam, Germany.
Coleman, Michelle (2019) #MeToo and the presumption of innocence: the rights of victims and the accused. In: SLS 2019 Annual Conference, 03-06 Sept 2019, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.