School of Law

Research Community

The School of Law has a diverse and vibrant research community which is actively involved with the wider legal, policy and business communities

Professor Chris Reed presenting research at More Than Just a Game VWe adopt a wide spectrum of approaches to legal research, including doctrinal, theoretical, 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.

Academic staff

Members of the School help set the agenda for research in a number of key areas including commercial law, criminal justice, public and international law, and legal theory. View our full staff list.

We also welcome a number of prominent visiting staff from other institutions, and the governemental and commercial sectors from across the globe.

PhD students discussing topics at the PhD research student conferencePhD Students

We have around 150 research students at the School of Law who are a vital part of our research culture.

We host a Postgraduate Legal Research Conference every year, giving students a chance to present their doctoral research in traditional paper and poster sessions, as well as an exciting ‘soapbox’ session.

Find out about our current cohort.

Visiting Scholars and Students

Every year we welcome a number of visiting scholars who wish to pursue their own research projects and join in the academic life at the School of Law for a minimum of one month, and a maximum of one year. Find out more.

We also offer a Visiting Research Student Scheme is for doctoral research students who are pursuing studies at another institution but wish to undertake research at The School of Law as part of their doctoral work. Find out more.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

We welcome enquiries and applications from potential postdoctoral fellows. Please contact:

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