Brief Bio

Dr Nicola Palmer is as a lecturer in criminal law at the Dickson Poon School of law, King’s College London and author of ‘Courts in Conflict: Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post-genocide Rwanda’ (OUP 2015). She recently completed an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project, in collaboration with Dr. Briony Jones at swisspeace, on the methods used to formulate, implement and assess transitional justice processes. The papers developed from this exchange are available as a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society Volume 30, Issue 2, 2015.

Nicola’s interests in transnational law are reflected in her teaching and research. She currently co-teaches, with Dr Prabha Kotiswaran, an LLM course entitled ‘Transnational and International Criminal Law’. This teaching has informed her and Dr. Kotiswaran’s joint publication ‘Rethinking the ‘International Law of Crime’: Provocations from Transnational Legal Studies’ (2015) 6 (1) Transnational Legal Theory. In addition, prompted by recent writing in transitional law, her current research examines the intersections between international criminal law and other forms of regulatory governance.

View Dr Palmer’s SSRN page.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Transnational Criminal Law (Fall 2013)