Birju Kotecha graduated with a 1st class LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Newcastle- Upon Tyne in 2006.
He went on to complete a Secondary PGCE in Citizenship from the University of Leicester in 2008, and then spent several years in teaching. During this time he completed an MA in Politics from the University of Manchester graduating in December 2011.
Birju joined Northumbria Law School in January 2013 as a graduate tutor. He is currently a PhD candidate researching prosecution strategy at the International Criminal Court and its relationship with the promotion of reconciliation in post-conflict societies.
In addition he retains a keen interest in post-16 education and the law student experience, and has written articles aimed at law students for The Guardian. Birju was also a runner-up in the 2014 Times Law Awards for an essay on the relationship between law, morality and war