Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Outstanding research

Outstanding research

Our School is ranked 8th in the UK for research quality and impact, according to the latest REF (2014)

Latest News

  • Successful EU Insolvency Law tender bid

    Professor Gerry McCormack, Professor Andrew Keay, Dr Sarah Brown and Judith Dahlgreen have been contracted by the European Commission to carry out a study on substantive insolvency law. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender process involving other high level rival bids.

  • Professor Clive Walker presents paper on ‘The Perils of Investigative Journalism post 9/11’

    On 10 and 11 March Professor Emeritus Clive Walker attended an international conference at the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne titled: “Freedom of Information, and Governmental Transparency in an Open Government era”.

  • New ESRC funded Research Seminar Series on advance decision making launched

    Samantha Halliday has been awarded funding by the ESRC for a series of research and policy seminars to facilitate the founding of an interdisciplinary European research network investigating the legal, social and medical attitudes toward precedent autonomy within Europe and to develop a European strategy to enhance advance decision-making in all its forms.

Student view - Rose Muraguri

"It has been exciting meeting and talking to students from all over the world; whose perspectives have enriched the learning environment and made this a truly international experience."

Read Rose's full profile
 or take a look at her programme - LLM International Banking and Finance.

Featured event

Death in America: Life in Europe - Two approaches to ultimate penalties.

Dirk van Zyl Smit, Professor of Comparative and International Penal Law at the University of Nottingham, will be guest speaker at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies’ seminar on Monday 27 April.

His paper will contrast the different approaches to the death penalty and life imprisonment in the USA and Europe, focusing on the difficulties raised when offenders face extradition.

This free public lecture is open to all but online registration is required in advance via Eventbrite.


The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study, recognising the growing internationalisation of research agendas.

The School has also been ranked 4th equal in the UK for the impact of its research (REF 2014). Our research groups include:

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