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) 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.
Coleman, Michelle (2019) What about my rights?: #MeToo and the presumption of innocence. In: SLSA 2019: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, 03-05 Apr 2019, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.