Newcastle Law School


Newcastle Law School is a leading research based law school. This reputation reflects both the intellectual achievements of its staff, as well as the vigour of its collective research ethos.


We can boast a number of recognised international and national experts from a wide variety of legal scholarship; ranging from domestic private and public law, to international and European law, as well as contextual, socio-legal and theoretical legal studies. Recent publications by members of the Law School bear witness to the variety and the depth of this expertise.

Interdisciplinary Research

The Law School has institutional recognition for its expertise in the areas of environmental law, human rights law and financial regulation. The University's Institute for Sustainability adds impetus to the Law School's existing interdisciplinary research within environmental law. The School is also closely linked to the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal. Much of our research engages with themes of social renewal and one of our senior members of staff (Professor Hollingsworth) sits on its management board and is theme champion for social justice and citizenship.

Many of our staff take an active part in the work of the following units:

Current Research & Publications

To see a complete list of research and published work by Newcastle Law School staff please visit our pages here


Our postgraduate programmes, both the taught and research based, are informed by these cross-disciplinary and transnational studies, providing our students with an opportunity to participate fully in the research culture of the Law School. A good example is our cross-disciplinary Contested Common Land Project.

To complement our research activity, each year, the Law School hosts a variety of conferences and runs a varied and active programme of themed seminars.