School of Law


The School of Law's ethos combines preeminent scholarship with a friendly, inclusive collegiality incorporating all students and staff into a single, cohesive intellectual community.

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Our staff and research students have secured major grants and published leading textbooks. The school is home to respected journals such as the Human Rights Law Review, and to six world-leading research centres. We welcome academic visitors and are proud of our well-established JC Smith Trust Fund Visiting Scholar scheme.

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Research centres

Our research centres and groups broadly focus on conflict, security, and terrorism; criminal law and criminal justice; human rights; and public procurement.

Marko Milanovic

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Marko Milanovic is Professor of Public International Law. Public international law is the body of law that primarily applies to relations between states.

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Seminar series

The School of Law runs a series of seminars throughout the year, featuring speakers from around the world from legal academia and practice on a variety of topics.


Research events

There are currently no upcoming seminars.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 81% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Society impact studies

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Evaluating the risk of labour exploitation among migrant workers in the UK during Covid-19

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Communicating with Generation Z

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Roadmap to accountability: Overcoming barriers to justice in Liberia (part two)

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School of Law

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

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