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.

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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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Research areas

As well as the School of Law's research centres and groups, our academics also focus on a number of research areas including the latest in Covid-19 research.


Research events

Vaccine access and Covid waiver in light of overlapping commitments outside TRIPS

02 March 2022 (17:00-18:00)
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With Professor Henning Grosse Ruse Khan, University of Cambridge and Dr Federica Paddeu, University of Cambridge.
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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Black History Month: reflecting on Roots/Routes

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Improving the quality and professionalism of civil servants and strengthening democracy

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Empowering vulnerable communities to fight Covid-19: the case of Zimbabwe

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School of Law

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

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