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British Constitutional Law & History

The Centre of British Constitutional Law and History conducts research, scholarship and policy analysis on constitutional affairs. Founded in 1988 by Robert Blackburn, Professor of Constitutional Law, it promotes scholarship through teaching, public lectures, and research through independent projects, conferences, and co-operation with other institutions engaged in constitutional study.

Centre for Technology, Ethics & Law in Society (TELOS)

The Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society (TELOS) is a Research Centre at The Dickson Poon School of Law. It seeks to engage in rigorous, policy-relevant research exploring the legal, ethical and social implications of new and emerging technologies.

Climate Law & Governance

Climate Law and Governance at King's is concerned with investigating and evaluating legal and governance frameworks for climate change policy across different countries, across different sectors and cultures. Current research in the School is examining governance modalities for the mobilisation of climate finance and technology, how climate change is adjudicated in the courtroom and how it can disrupt dominant legal and decision-making frameworks.

Competition Law

The Dickson Poon School of Law has a large community of competition lawyers and economists that includes permanent and visiting academic staff, LLB, LLM, Diploma, MA and PhD students. Academic staff have experience of working as practising lawyers or economists in law firms, corporates, economic consultancies, regulatory agencies and/or competition authorities.

European Law

The Centre of European Law was established in 1974. It is the oldest centre of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of the oldest in the world. Since its establishment, it has sought to provide leadership in scholarly research in European law, offer academic teaching in specialist areas, and serve the wider community, especially, governments, international organisations, and the practising profession. 

Medical Law & Ethics

The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, is an international leader in research and teaching in the field of medical law and ethics.

Transnational Law Institute

Founded in 2014, the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education.

Trust Law Committee

The Trust Law Committee ("the Committee") was set up in the summer of 1994 as a group of leading academics and practitioners dedicated to researching weaknesses of Trust Law in England and Wales and ways of improving it.

Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law was founded in 2014 as a focal point for interdisciplinary research in law from the perspective of both philosophy and politics. Although based in The Dickson Poon School of Law, the Centre has close links with the Departments of Philosophy and Political Economy.