School of Law - Research and Expertise
The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study. Our research is organised into four leading research centres, whose staff deliver teaching and supervision to our students at all levels. Our research explores contemporary issues across the fields of law and criminal justice, informing policy and practice on a national and international level.
Our research centres
Impact and engagement
Our research tackles current, real-world issues. I'm passionate about corporate accountability. My students graduate with integrity to become ethical, responsible global citizens.
Our research has global impact, whether influencing policy, improving professional practice, shaping intellectual debate or engaging with the public. Through our research we aim to have a significant impact on society and our team of academic experts frequently gain international recognition for their work.
Partnerships, networks and joint research
Our research informs policy and practice in law, criminology and criminal justice. Find out about the current research projects taking place within the School.
Our academic team is formed by a diverse group of over 65 experts in Law who are dedicated to having a positive impact on society through their research and teachings.More on Our experts
We welcome visiting scholars under two schemes. Joining us as either a liberty fellow or visiting scholar, you will receive a warm welcome from our academic and research community.More on Visiting scholars
Join our postgraduate research community and pursue your passion with the support of our expert academics.More on Research degrees
Our community of researchers is essential to the culture of the School of Law, and we support and develop those researchers throughout each stage of their career.More on Supporting research
Research spotlight: Covid-19 research and engagement impact
Our team of academic experts have been actively involved with research and academic engagement surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. As a School we are committed to contributing to interdisciplinary research which shapes intellectual debates and informs policy and practice. We are proud to work collaboratively with local, national and international organisations to help combat Covid-19 and its associated impacts.
Keep up-to-date with the research and projects our academics are involved with during the pandemic by visiting our News page.
'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'
Submitted research - REF 2021
Submitted impacts - REF 2021
"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
Submitted research publications - REF 2021
Leeds Student Law and Criminal Justice Review
The Leeds Student Law and Criminal Justice Review (LSLCJR) is a PGR-led publication that was developed to showcase the outstanding quality of work produced by the students at the University of Leeds Law School.