School of Law - Research and Expertise
Research and expertise
— Inspired thinking. Global impact.
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.
In addition to the School's research centres, the N8 Policing Research Partnership is led from the School. This cross-institutional hub for research and innovation is a dynamic Northern Powerhouse in policing research and knowledge exchange which facilitates collaborations between universities, PCCs, police forces and partners across the north of England.
Our research centres
The Centre for Business Law and Practice is a leading research centre with expertise in corporate and financial law; contract, commercial and consumer law; competition law, regulation and tax; and international trade law.More on Centre for Business Law and Practice
The Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education addresses key questions within university education in Law and Criminal Justice.More on Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education
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 or shaping intellectual debates. 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.
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 webpage.
in the UK
for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
of our research
is of international quality according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014
of our research
is either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', REF 2014