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Louise Hewitt

Louise Hewitt LLB, LLM, PG cert

Louise Hewitt
LLB, LLM, PG cert

Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Louise Hewitt joined the School of Law at Greenwich in 2011. She previously studied at the University of Greenwich as an undergraduate before Co-Founding (with Director Kristian Humble) the Innocence Project London, a pro-bono clinic dedicated to investigating wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project London is the only UK member of the international Innocence Network based in New York.

As a lecturer Louise primarily teaches on the Crime & Problem solving course and the Law of Evidence course. Louise is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • Innocence Project London, Project Manager
  • Vulnerable Witness Project, Project Manager
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Innocence Network (New York)
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association

Louise is currently undertaking her PhD in international law. The thesis is examining the extent to which United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 has altered the relationship between domestic and international law, in the context of the suppression and prevention of terrorism.

Louise's other research interests include examining the effectiveness of current procedures and pre-trial processes that facilitate the giving of evidence in court by witnesses to disability crimes (the Vulnerable Witness Project); teaching using the Flipped Classroom and the effect this has on students' learning; and miscarriages of justice.

  • Nunn v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary Case Comment" Inquiry. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Innocence Network UK, Issue 8-Summer 2013
  • Timing is Flipping Everything: Is student engagement through the flipped classroom dependent on the year of study it is introduced? A Case Study in Law. Vol 10. No/1 (2017) Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching


  • "Learning by experience on the Innocence Project London: The employer/employee environment" a practice report to be published in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

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  • Experiential learning on an Innocence Project, The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference 2017 3-5 July 2017
  • Definition is not a necessity: How Chapter VII obligations placed state responsibility at the forefront of tackling terrorism, Queen May Postgraduate Legal Research Conference, June 2014
  • The Responsibility to Protect: Learning the Lessons from Resolution 1373, McCoubrey Law School Postgraduate Conference, July 2013


  • "Shaping domestic counter- terrorism law: UN Security Council Resolution 1373 and the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism" Stanford Law School, 2-3 November 2017

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