Holly Devlin

School of Justice Studies

Holly joined the School in September 2022. She is module leader for 4029LAWCJ Human Rights Social Justice and the Law, 5035LAWCJ European Criminal Law, and 5036LAWCJ Criminal Evidence. She is a module tutor for 5020LAWCJ Professional Development. Prior to joining LJMU, Holly was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Edge Hill University where she taught across a range of core undergraduate modules including; Criminal Law, Tort Law, and Public Law.

Holly's research interests include international criminal law, international human rights law, public international law, and the process of judicial dialogue. She is in the final stages of completing her PhD which considers the inconsistent treatment of the legality principle before a range of international criminal tribunals and the European Court of Human Rights.


2021, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, PGCert Higher Education Teaching
2019, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, LLM International Human Rights Law
2018, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, LLB (Hons) Law
Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PhD (in progress)

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice, Department of Criminal Justice, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
Teaching Fellow, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - 2023
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Law, Criminology and Policing, Edge Hill University, 2019 - 2022


Mariniello T, Devlin H. Admissibility of Evidence at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals 74

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Association of Law Teachers. 2022


Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize 2022, Association of Law Teachers Conference. 2022

Conference presentation:

'Do law graduates perceive that undergraduate assessment has provided them with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace'?, Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, University of Manchester, Poster presentation. 2022


Fellow (FHEA), High Education Academy. 2021

Associate Fellow (AFHEA), Higher Education Academy. 2020

External collaboration:

https://sites.edgehill.ac.uk/ijhr/our-people/, Edge Hill University, Member - International Justice and Human Rights Centre. 2018