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Impact on society


The Dickson Poon School of Law is distinguished by its problem-based approach, exploring the role of law in solving today’s global problems. Currently we work closely and have greatest impact in: 

  • Shaping legislative change and legal principle: School research has shaped legislation and case law around the world. 

  • Developing best practice in public and private institutions and shaping governmental and quasi-governmental policy: our staff engage with organisations in fields including medical law and ethics, criminal justice, trade and investment, and human rights to develop best practice. 

  • Building partnerships with civil society and business: in keeping with the School’s transnational focus international partnerships have been particularly encouraged. 

  • Informing public debate: our staff regularly contribute articles and interviews to print media, blogs and websites, radio, and television, as well as giving prestigious public lectures.

Podcasts and Videos Exploring our Research



Find out about our research and its impact on society.



Watch videos exploring our research on our YouTube channel.

Recent Initiatives and Funded Projects

At The Dickson Poon School of Law we are committed to serving society through multi and interdisciplinary collaborations addressing the many and diverse challenges of our time.

Donations from the Dickson Poon fund (£40 million) and the Yeoh Tiong Lay family (£7 million) have enabled a range of initiatives, including most significantly the founding of research centres for Transnational Law, and Politics, Philosophy and Law.

Click here to find out more about our research projects.