Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008
85% of the School's research reached international standards of quality in RAE 2008.
In the previous RAE in 2001, the School was awarded a grade 5, the second-highest point on a seven point scale.
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.
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.
Many of our staff take an active part in the work of the following units:
Kathryn Hollingsworth "Securing responsibility, achieving parity? The legal support for children leaving custody" (2013) 33(1) Legal Studies 22-45 k
Ole Pedersen, Environmental Enforcement Undertakings and Possible Implications: Responsive, Smarter or Rent Seeking?. The Modern Law Review 2013, 75(2), 319
Ole Pederson, Modest Pragmatic Lessons for a Diverse and Incoherent Environmental. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 2013, 33(1), 103
Tom Frost, 'The Hyper-Hermeneutic Gesture of a Subtle Revolution' (2013) 14(1) Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory 70-92
Alison Dunn, ‘Lord Hodgson’s Charities Act Review’ (2013) 4(1) Voluntary Sector Review 127-138
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