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Ms 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

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Personal profile

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

She completed her PhD at the School of Law, 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. She obtained an undergraduate MA in International Relations  - Legal Studies (Honours) from the University of Aberdeen and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Law, Justice and Society

Publications and outputs

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, International Humanitarian Law


MA (University of Aberdeen)

LLM (University of Nottingham)

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Courses taught

Constitutional & Administrative Law, Public Law (Graduate Diploma in Law), EU Public Law

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate Fellow at Higher Education Academy
The Society of Legal Scholars