Miss Joanna Wilson

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant supporting School of Law Research Groups (School of Law)


Joanna has been the Research and Teaching Associate for International Law since 2017. In this role, she conducts lectures, seminars, tutorials and assessment for a wide range of subjects across LLB and LLM levels, supports students (research and taught of all levels) in the extracurricular activities offered by the School and assists with International Law guest speaker events. She coordinates the annual LLM trip to Geneva and coaches the Glasgow Team for the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition.

Joanna holds a First Class MA(Hons) International Relations and Spanish from the University of St Andrews, and LLM International Law and Security with Merit from the University of Glasgow, and since 2018 has been an Associate Fellow of Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RETAF).

She is also a part time professional cellist and performs regularly with ensembles an orchestras at national and international level.

Research interests

Peace and Conflict Studies, International Security Studies, International Humanitarian Law, Law and Technology, Law and Morality, and Critical Approaches to International Law.

For full details of Joanna's research interests, please visit her Postgraduate Researcher profile


Masters (LLM)

  • International Law & Security, University of Glasgow, 2016-2017, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22, 2022-23
    • Lecturer: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems; Sanctions; Arms Control and New Military Technologies
    • Assessment
  • International Criminal Law, University of Glasgow 2022-23
    • Assessment
  • The Laws of Armed Conflict, University of Glasgow, 2016-2017, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22
    • Lecturer: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems; Distinction, Proportionality and Precautions; New Military Technologies
    • Assessment
  • Clinic: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Practice, University of Glasgow 2018-19, 2019-20, 2022-23
    • Tutor & Assessment Supervisor
  • The Foundations of International Law, University of Glasgow, 2018-19, 2019-20
    • Assessment
    • Lecturer: Piracy and Maritime Safety; Drug Trafficking
  • Transnational Crime and Counter-Terrorism, University of Dundee, 2018-2019

Undergraduate (LLB)

  • Honours Dissertation Supervisor, University of Glasgow, 2018-19, 2019-20
  • Public International Law, University of Glasgow (Level 1), 2017-2018, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2022-23
    • Tutor
    • Lecturer: Jurisdiction; Use of Force; Human Rights; State Responsibility
    • Assessment
  • UN Law (Honours Level), University of Glasgow, 2018-19
    • Assessment
  • Advanced International Law (Level 2), University of Glasgow, 2017-2018, 2018-19
    • Tutor
    • Assessment
    • Tutor
  • Obligations 1A (Level 1), University of Glasgow, 2017-2018

Additional information


  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 2021-present
  • Founder and Coordinator, Annual Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference, 2017-Present
  • Founder and Convenor, Glasgow Artificial Intelligence Working Group, 2018-Present
  • Programme Committee Member, European Society of International Law Research Forum, 2021-2022
  • Chair, British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network, 2021-2022
  • Organising Committee Member, Climate Law and Governance Day at COP26, 2021
  • Learning & Teaching Inclusivity Working Group, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 2019-2020
  • Undergraduate Admissions Policy Working Group Member, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 2019-2020
  • Vice Chair, British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network, 2019-2020
  • Guest Lecturer, “AI at War,” Strategy and Security Society Special Lectures Series, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow (June 2020)
  • Invited Participant, “LAWS, Laws, and the Barriers of Entry to War,” International law in times of transformation, Centre for Global Constitutionalism, University of St. Andrews (November 2019)
  • Invited Speaker, “Trump and Autonomous Weapons,” America First, Multilateralism and Human Rights, University of Dundee Politics and International Relations Department (June 2019)
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, International Law Working Group, British International Studies Association, 2018-2019


  • Assistant, Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Glasgow, 2016-2017
    • Tutorials, Assessments, Administration
  • Wards Trust Research Assistant, Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow, 2016- 2017
    • Employment Law
  • Research Assistant in International Law, University of Glasgow, 2015-2017


    • Editing Assistant, European Yearbook of International Economic Law Book Reviews, 2017-2018
    • Drafting Assistant, Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project, McGill University, 2017
    • Rapporteur, OUP International Organisations Project (OXIO), 2017
    • Peer Reviewer, eSharp journal, 2017


    • Global Rights Compliance, The Hague, 2017
    • Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, 2016


  • English Teacher and Activity Leader, St Andrews College Language Summer School, University of the West of Scotland, 2012-2014
  • English Language Assistant, IES Villajunco School, Santander, Cantabria, Spain (British Council/Spanish Ministry of Education), 2011-2012
  • English Language Tutor (Conversation/Examination Preparation), Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 2011-2012

Scholarships and Awards

  • Rewarding Contribution Team Award, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 2018-2019
  • Prize for Most Outstanding Student, LLM International Law and Security, University of Glasgow, 2014-2015
  • University of St Andrews Deans List Award for Academic Excellence, 2012-2013; 2013-2014
  • University of Glasgow Stevenson Exchange Scholarship, 2011
  • University of St Andrews Colmenaros Prize for Most Industrious Student, 2010