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 (2021) The presumption of innocence in International Human Rights and Criminal Law. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780367512088
Coleman, Michelle (2020) Culture and sentencing at the ICC. In: Intersections of Law and Culture at the International Criminal Court. Fraser, Julie and McGonigle Leyh, Brianne , eds. Edward Elgar, pp. 268-287. ISBN 9781839107290
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.