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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Graham Melling

Graham Melling is a Senior Lecturer in Law in Lincoln Law School specialising in Public International Law, in particular in the areas of use of force, intervention, aggression and customary international law. He is always interested to hear from prospective research students within his subject specialisms.  Graham is the LLM (Taught) Programme Leader. He teaches the LLM modules in International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Justice, International Dispute Resolution and Research Methods. In addition Graham teaches LLB modules: Human Rights in the UK; Human Rights in a Global Context; Tort Law and European Union Law. Graham is also the director of Lincoln Law School’s Law in a Global Context Research Group. Graham arranges the Lincoln Law School Research Seminar Series bringing nationally and internationally respected researchers to the law school each term to discuss their research for the benefit of both staff and students.

Department Responsibilities

LL.M Progamme Leader Co-director Law in a Global Context Research Group Law School representative on College of Social Science Academic Affairs Committee Post-graduate research supervision: currently 3 PhD students Teaching: LL.M modules - International Law; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Justice; International Dispute Resolution and Research Methods LL.B modules - Human Rights in the UK; Human Rights in a Global Context; Tort Law; European Union Law

Subject Specialism

Public International Law: use of force; customary international law; rule change and rule creation; IR/IL theory intersections


  • Ph.D International Law — University of Reading,
  • LL.M — University of Sheffield,

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Research Interests

  • Aggression

  • Customary International Law

  • Intervention

  • IR/IL Theory Intersections

  • public international law

  • Rule Change and Rule Creation

  • United Nations Charter

  • Use of Force

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy