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Research

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

 
 

Research events

Conceptualising vulnerability in police custody

Date
22 May 2019 (11:30-13:00)
Location:
A39, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Description
Dr Roxanna Dehaghani, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, will be examining what 'vulnerability' can and should mean in the context of the criminal investigation, with reference to how it is defined for the purposes of the appropriate adult safeguard.

EU trade in the pursuit of sustainable development: The 'silver thread' for exploited garment workers?

Date
12 June 2019 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
B55, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park
Description
Part of the School of Law PhD Seminar Series with Katrina Peake (EU Trade Law and Labour Law).

Professor Sir John Smith Lecture

Date
27 November 2019 (18:00-19:30)
Location:
TBC
Description
The Professor Sir John Smith Lecture will be given by Professor Ian Dennis, Emeritus Professor of English Law and Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws.
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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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