School of Law - Research and Expertise

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Our research

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 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.

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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.

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Join our postgraduate research community and pursue your passion with the support of our expert academics.

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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.

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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.

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'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Submitted research - REF 2021



Submitted impacts - REF 2021


"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"

Submitted research publications - REF 2021