Dr Carmino Massarella

Solicitor and Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


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Carmino Massarella is a Solicitor (England and Wales) and a lecturer in law whose research focuses on the law of the sea, particularly piracy and maritime security.

With substantial experience in practice, he is a supervisor on the Law Clinic module, and also teaches on the Practical Legal Skills module.

Carmino holds a PhD and LLM in International Law and convenes the International Law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He has also contributed to a number of other modules including the Law of Tort, the Law of the Sea, International Criminal Law, International Investment Law and European Human Rights.


Research Interests

  • Public international law

  • The law of the sea

  • Piracy and maritime security

  • The history of international law

  • Jurisdiction and immunities in international law

Research groups

  • McCoubrey Centre for International Law

  • Hull Maritime and Marine Institute


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • International Law (UG)

  • Public International Law (PG)

  • Law Clinic

  • Practical Legal Skills

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Hull)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Hull)

  • LLM International Law (Hull)

  • BSc Business Computing (Hull)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) (Nottingham Trent)

  • LLB (Hons) (Nottingham Trent)