Newcastle Law School



We are a leading research-based Law School.

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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

We have institutional recognition for our expertise in the areas of environmental law, human rights law and financial regulation.

The University's Institute for Sustainability adds impetus to our existing interdisciplinary research within environmental law.

We are 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 Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence.

A good example of our interdisciplinary research is our Common Land Research resource, developed with historians at Lancaster University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Contested Common Land and Building Commons Knowledge research projects.


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.