Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Elliot Winter

Lecturer in Law, Director of Undergraduate Programmes


I am a legal academic with expertise in international law based at Newcastle University Law School. I teach, research and act as director of undergraduate programmes. Previously, I taught at Pittsburgh University and Glasgow University. Before entering academia, I qualified as a solicitor and litigated for the UK and Scottish governments. 



I teach the law of armed conflict, world trade law and general public international law on the master's programme. I create curricula, deliver lectures and seminars, set and mark exam papers and provide student support. In the past, I also taught private international law, corporate law and criminal law.

I am the director of undergraduate programmes with responsibility for the day-to-day operation of bachelor's degrees, I serve as chair of the undergraduate Board of Studies and I am a member of the School Executive Board.  


I research the law of armed conflict and, in particular, the compatibility of new military technology with that regime. I publish academic articles in this field and also disseminate my findings at conferences and via guest lectures.