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Research & Expertise

Interdisciplinary, transnational legal research 

The School’s vision for its research culture is to create a focal point for interdisciplinary, transnational legal research that encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas within existing areas of strength while incorporating a new global perspective.

The School is one of a handful of Law Schools around the world pioneering a transnational approach. Our aim is to foster innovative research that yields new insights for global challenges relating to personal responsibility, health, wealth, justice, communication and governance.

Impact on society

Impact on Society

Read our Research Excellence Framework (REF) case studies to find our more about our research and…



Who we are and what we do: browse our staff profiles.



Find out more about the School's PhD programmes.

Our research centres

The School has integrated dispersed subject areas into a smaller number of problem-based research centres and initiatives which focus on issues of global legal significance: 

These centres and groups provide a framework for researchers to work across both the School and the wider university. 

Our centres

Our centres

Find out more about our various research centres.


The School collaborates with colleagues across the university, particularly in areas such as philosophy, political economy, war and conflict, and psychiatry. Outside the university, the School has collaborated with other UK HE institutions including Lancaster University (on the Wellcome Trust-funded project “The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials”). 

School staff collaborate on smaller research projects with colleagues across the globe, including for examples researchers at New York University, Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley; University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Monash University and the Australian National University; Renmin and HKU; EUI Florence and University of Bologna; and McGill University.

Our connections

Our connections

Find out more about our international, cultural and alumni connections.

Our research students

The doctoral research community of around 90 students is a core component of the School. We see these students as the foundation of future national and international research networks and for transmitting the School’s vision and standards into the wider community. Our students are both accomplished and fully committed to research.

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