The quality and impact of research in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s was endorsed by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, a process of expert review to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
The Dickson Poon School of Law submitted 42 faculty members – eight of which were Early Career Researchers - to the Law Unit of Assessment as part of the Research Excellence Framework submission made in November 2013.
King's has the highest GPA across UK law schools, with the highest quality submission and the highest proportion of world-leading 4* research. The results revealed that 100% of Law impact case studies and 84% of outputs were rated 3-4*, where 4* represents world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The School’s GPA is 3.44 and 85% of the School’s environment statement is rated as world renowned.
Official REF rankings
Visit the REF 2014 website for the official figures on the Law Unit of Assessment REF 2014 results: UoA 20 results (Law)
- Read the Stern report, a review of the 2014 REF and the resulting consultation from HEFCE on the second REF.
- Review the Impact statements submitted from Law in 2014