Dr Gavin Leigh

Lecturer in Law

School of Law
Faculty of Business and Law

Email: gavin.leigh@coventry.ac.uk


I was awarded my PhD, ‘Reconstructing Unlawful Act Manslaughter’, in August 2016, and have had an article accepted for publication in The Journal of Criminal Law in 2017. Before joining Coventry Law School, in February 2016, I was a Crime Analyst at Thames Valley Police for seven years. During that time, I completed a part-time LLM by research at the University of Reading, where I was a sessional tutor in Criminal Law for four years. I am currently researching unlawful act manslaughter in Canada and working on a project with regards to the transition of LLB students to independent learning. I am also the Mooting Co-ordinator for the Law School.


  • Criminal Law
  • The Legal Process
  • Tort Law
  • Practical Legal Skills (Mooting)
  • International Corporate Crime
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Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021