Find out more about the Law research we're doing, across our 3 areas of expertise
Our research in Law explores the myriad ways that laws and the legal system shape society and affect the daily lives of people at all levels within it.
The work we're doing in the 3 areas of expertise below frequently feeds in to the University's strategic themes and is used by governments, organisations and individuals who are developing and implementing new legal policies – our research around the law of succession, and the sale of ivory in the UK are two such examples.
Following the Research Excellence Framework 2021, we are ranked joint seventh among modern universities by research power for Law, according to Times Higher Education. Read more about our Law submission to REF 2021.
Members of the School also write a number of Company and Commercial, Employment and other textbooks and use their (and others) research in their teaching.
Explore our areas of expertise in Law
Accountability, risk and rights
Research in this area covers topics including employment protection, data protection, the regulation and governance of companies, and how the law affects people throughout their lives.
International and European Law
We're investigating transnational laws and examining comparatively foreign national law to better understand them. Explore our international and European law research.
Well-being, legal education and the legal profession
Our research is identifying new ways of delivering legal education and new approaches that could deliver education more broadly. It also explores the growing issue of stress and wellbeing among law students and academics.
Interested in a PhD in Law?
Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Law postgraduate research degrees page.
News, blogs and podcasts
Find our more about our latest research successes, read blogs by our academics and listen to the latest ideas and discoveries that look set to change our lives in our Life Solved podcast.