School of Law
  

Research

The School of Law has a lively and inclusive research culture, with our academic staff and research students securing major grants, publishing leading textbooks, and winning awards.

Our research has been cited by courts and other bodies, and our academics are often called upon to offer expert advice by governments and organisations in the UK and internationally.

The school is also home to respected journals such as the Human Rights Law Review, and to six world-leading research centres and groups.

Our research centres and groups broadly focus on conflict, security, and terrorism; criminal law and criminal justice; human rights; and public procurement. We have a wealth of expertise covering research areas associated with COVID-19.

We welcome academic visitors and are proud of our well-established post of J C Smith Trust Fund Visiting Scholar scheme, successfully welcoming visitors since 1990.

REF results

In the latest Research Excellence Framework:

  • 81% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • we ranked 6th in the UK in terms of research power; market share; and research intensity
 

Our postgraduate research programme

 
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Research impact

Professor Dirk van Zyl Smit and Dr Catherine Appleton's landmark study of life imprisonment around the world is guiding policymakers on when and how life imprisonment should be imposed.

 

Research events

Exhaustion of copyright - latest developments in the EU

Date
03 March 2021 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
via MS Teams
Description
With Dr Peter Mezei, Associate Professor of Law, University of Szeged, Hungary.

Maritime Boundary Disputes and Delimitation

Date
10 March 2021 (09:00-10:00)
Location:
via MS Teams
Description
Student Seminar
 

 

School of Law

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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