School of Law


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

Research by members of the school 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. The school also has a number of research areas that our academics focus on.

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


Peter CartwrightInspiring people

Peter Cartwright

Protecting consumers through law and policy

Peter Cartwright is Professor of Consumer Protection Law and Deputy Head of the School of Law.

Read more about this researcher.

Research events

8th Public Procurement Research Students Conference

20 (09:30) - 21 September 2018 (15:30)
School of Law, University Park
The Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the University of Nottingham (UK) is pleased to announce it will be holding the 8th Public Procurement Research Students Conference.

Nottingham International Law and Security Centre Interdisciplinary Conference

09 November 2018 (00:00)
University of Nottingham
The Nottingham International Law and Security Centre Interdisciplinary Conference will bring together scholars from across a range of disciplines to discuss topics broadly related to the topic of genocide.

Professor Bridge seminar

27 February 2019 (00:00)
B55, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
An event by the Commerical Law Centre.


School of Law

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

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