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.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Michelle currently teaches on the following modules:
Legal Method (LLB, BA)
Criminal Law (LLB)
Criminal and Civil Liability (BA)
Evidence (LLB, BA) (Module Leader)
In past years Michelle has taught:
English Legal Systems (LLB, BA)
Introduction to Criminal Processes (BA Criminology)
Justice, Punishment, and Human Rights (BA Criminology)
Research Outputs & Interests
Research interests: Human Rights, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Evidence
Coleman, Michelle (2019) 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 , eds. Cambridge Scholars. (Accepted/In press)
Coleman, Michelle (2019) The tension between the presumption of innocence and victims' participation rights at the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Law Review . pp. 1-23. ISSN 1567-536X (Published online first)
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 Pottsdam, Germany.