School of Law and Politics


The Law School has a vibrant, varied and interdisciplinary research culture supporting a diversity of research perspectives, objectives and methodologies. We specialise in doctrinal analysis, historical and theoretical studies of law, socio-legal studies, criminological research and comparative legal analysis. As well as advancing scholarly understanding of law, our research is used by many non-academic bodies and has benefitted society by shaping public policy, professional practice and public understanding of legal issues.

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Research Centres

We support two specialist research institutes and our staff are active in several interdisciplinary research centres.

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Research Impact


World class research undertaken in the Law School is used to shape policy, inform regulatory change, stimulate public debate and, hopefully, improve people’s lives.

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Books by Law staff


Full details of the research publications produced by our staff, including monographs, journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

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News & Events

Latest research-related news stories, tweets, public lectures, conferences, seminars and other events.

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Research students


Our PhD and MPhil students research across a wide array of topics including restorative justice, mediation, whistleblowing and corporate governance.

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