Birju Kotecha graduated with a 1st class LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Newcastle- Upon Tyne in 2006. He then completed a PGCE from Leicester University and taught A-Level Law from 2008 until 2013, during which he also gained an MA in Politics from the University of Manchester. He began as a graduate tutor at Northumbria Law School in 2013 and was made lecturer in September 2017. His research interests span international criminal law, transitional justice and the criminal law more generally. In addition he retains an interest in post-16 education and the student experience.

His doctorate is about the International Criminal Court’s prosecution strategy, and his research has recently been quoted by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He is due to submit his thesis in the summer of 2018.


  • –present
    Graduate Tutor in Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle


  • 2011 
    University of Manchester, MA