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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Alongside the broad range of research areas pursued by our staff, the school is home to six research centres and groups as well as respected journals such as the Human Rights Law Review and the Public Procurement Law Review. 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.

Vicky Kemp

Inspiring people

Piloting a 'Child First' approach in police custody - Dr Vicky Kemp is a Principal Research Fellow undertaking research into digital legal rights for suspects.

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Staff expertise and supervision areas

Applicants are welcome to contact the named members of staff in the School of Law if they wish to discuss a particular topic for their PhD.


Research events

There are currently no upcoming seminars.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 85% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Professor Amanda Griffiths
Breaking the menopause taboo to improve the working world for women Read more
Safe space: protecting children online Read more
Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility Read more


School of Law

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

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