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School of Law

Research and Engagement

Queen Mary School of Law is internationally renowned for its legal research and our activity helps set the agenda across academia, government and business

We adopt a wide spectrum of approaches to legal research, including doctrinal, applied, comparative, historical, sociological, empirical and interdisciplinary perspectives. Members of the School of Law are actively involved in public affairs in the UK, European institutions and international bodies, and have leading roles in legal scholarship. Find out about our ongoing collaborative projects.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) we were ranked ninth in England, based on 86 per cent of our research activity classed as world-leading.

Our activity also impacts local communities and the lives of the general public, whether through it's impact on policy, or through one of our pro bono and community outreach programmes.

Publications from the School of Law

The School of Law experts and academics contribute to the evolution of the field, and the understanding and practice of law, through various institutional publications. Find out more.

We also have a Working Paper Series which includes legal scholarship in all subject areas from members of Queen Mary's School of Law, doctoral students and visiting scholars. The papers are published electronically and are available online or through email distribution.

To find publications by our staff members, please see our staff directory.


The School of Law hosts a range of events throughout the year, to provide our experts and experts from other institutions a space to present and discuss their research with the wider community. These include public lectures, workshops, book launches and conferences. Find out what's on.

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