We explore major issues in law and politics through the lens of philosophy. Our work focuses on areas of real public concern, from the impact of AI to the abuse of human rights.
Our researchers publish their findings individually. But as a centre, the main way we coordinate and distribute our work is through regular events. Every year we organise three Law and Justice Forums, an annual lecture, and many smaller workshops and talks.
These events mean our work isn’t just restricted to academic journals. We want the public to engage with these issues that affect everyone, so many of our activities are aimed at a wide audience.
We work with other departments at King’s and other law schools around the world. The wide scope of our subject means our research interests are very broad. However, there’s an emerging theme to our work that is becoming a focus for the future: the idea of a democratic culture.
An inspiring place to study
We have a reputation as one of the world’s top centres for the study of legal philosophy. Our students can experience not only the latest ideas from King’s researchers, but also the wide range of perspectives from our visiting speakers.
The LLB Politics, Philosophy & Law is unique in the UK. It’s a qualifying law degree that also allows students to choose from modules in philosophy and political economy.