Dr James MacLean

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I joined Strathclyde Law School in 2018, having spent the previous ten years (2008-2018) teaching at Southampton Law School (successively, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor). A former military chaplain, with operational experience in the Gulf War, Northern Ireland, and Bosnia, I have also served as an elected member of local government and on a number of local, regional and national committees. My interests typically engage a process-relational approach to law, which is socio-political and ethical, with a focus on the interrelations of state, society, and citizens in international criminal law, transitional justice, and miscarriages of justice. From this perspective, I have developed and taught modules over a broad range of subjects across the law school curriculum and supervised doctoral research to completion across each of these broad areas of interest. I am currently Director of the LLB (Scots) programme.