School of law


Research is given great importance at the School of Law. We see good research as vital to good teaching, the intellectual atmosphere of the School and the reputation of the School to the outside world.

The research interests of our academic staff are varied and range from social justice issues to Celtic legal history to intellectual property to criminal law to family law to legal theory and much more. Many academics are involved in law reform research and research that contains a 'practical' element. For example, we have staff engaged in research dealing with violent offenders in prisons as well as refugee litigation. Our research interests and outcomes are aided by the contacts many of our staff have with the legal and other professions outside the University and by the work of SCALES - our community legal centre.

The School of Law also offers research degrees and publishes a variety of Journal publications.