Dr Sarina Landefeld

Job: Lecturer in Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: sarina.landefeld@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Sarina Landefeld joined Leicester De Montfort Law School in November 2020.

She graduated with a first-class honours undergraduate MA in International Relations - Legal Studies from the University of Aberdeen. She then gained an LLM with distinction in Public International Law and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral research on the evolution of the concepts of combatants and civilians in international humanitarian law was funded by the AHRC/Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. The thesis was awarded the DJ Harris Prize for the best PhD at the School of Law, University of Nottingham, in 2021. 

Research group affiliations

Centre for Law, Justice and Society

Publications and outputs

Neville Wylie and Sarina Landefeld, ‘Prisoners of War, Civilians and the Post-World War I Development of International Humanitarian Law’ in Rotem Kowner and Iris Rachamimov (eds), Out of Line, Out of Place: A Global and Local History of World War I Internments (Cornell University Press 2022)

Sarina Landefeld, ‘The Evolution of Norms and Concepts in International Law: A Social Constructivist Approach’ in Rossana Deplano (ed), Pluralising International Legal Scholarship: The Promise and Perils of Non-Doctrinal Research Methods (Edward Elgar 2019)

Andreas Zimmermann and Sarina Landefeld, ‘Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention und Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht der Konventionsstaaten’, 2014(3) Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik 97

Research interests/expertise

International humanitarian law; protection of civilians; international law-making; history of international law; International Relations and international law

Areas of teaching

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • International Law
  • Research Methods
  • LLM Dissertation


MA (University of Aberdeen)

LLM (University of Nottingham)

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Courses taught

Public Law; EU Public Law; International Humanitarian Law

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate Fellow at Higher Education Academy

The Society of Legal Scholars