Anna Lester

Anna Lester LLB(Hons), MA

Lecturer in Law and Human Rights


I am a Lecturer in Law and Human Rights, teaching on both the Criminology and Law degree courses. I have a LLB Law degree and have recently completed a masters in Human Rights, achieving a distinction. I have also been involved in social justice and human rights projects in Lesotho and South Africa. 




• LLB (Hons) Law, Sheffield Hallam University • MA in Applied Human Rights, Sheffield Hallam University

In 2015, I joined Sheffield Hallam as an undergraduate Law student. Following the completion of my degree, I worked for a renowned law firm as a legal advisor, providing advice to clients about various areas of the law. During this time, I attended the first humanitarian trip to Lesotho and South Africa in 2019 which was organised by the Department of Law and Criminology with the charity Africa’s Gift. Upon returning I decided to do my MA in Applied Human Rights which I completed in 2020, for which I was awarded a distinction. During this time, I took up the role of Associate Lecturer within the Department of Law and Criminology. I continued this until 2021, whereby I was offered the position of Lecturer in Law and Human Rights.         

As a part of my undergraduate degree I was awarded the Streetlaw Schools and Urban Lawyers Prize Awarded for delivering the best Streetlaw presentation to schools across the year and for my MA I was awarded the Albie Sachs Africa’s Gift Prize, Awarded to the Department of Law and Criminology student who has made a significant contribution to international human rights work in the Helena Kennedy Centre.       I have a specialist interest in Gender-based violence, including domestic and sexual violence. I have a particular interest in the use of education to lessen the prevalence of sexual violence on both the national and international stage. 




Department Of Law and Criminology

College of Social Sciences and Arts

LLB Law and Criminology



LLB(Hons) Law degree course      • Criminal Law • Streetlaw    BA(Hons) Criminology degree course      • Victims, Offenders and Vulnerabilities,  • Criminological Landscapes • Criminal Justice



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