In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 69% of the Law School's output received the highest gradings, 'world class' or 'internationally excellent.'
Our academic staff cover a wide range of research topics, from human rights to Scots private law and we host a number of research centres including:
Our research areas
Access to justice & the provision of legal servicesOur researchers have expertise in many different areas and are currently working on a number of projects.
Constitutional & administrative lawThese are the areas of law which establish and regulate the institutions of government within states.
Dispute resolutionWe conduct research in issues including mediation and negotiation, redress mechanisms and public services, and international dispute resolution.
Environmental law & governanceEnvironmental law and governance are at the heart of our research, which is carried out through individual and collective projects.
Human rightsSocio-economic rights in the contexts of immigration and asylum, child care and protection in the context of the right to respect for private and family life, and human rights dimensions of climate change are among the many topics researched by our experts.
Law, crime & justiceThe Strathclyde Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) brings together expertise in the study of law, crime and criminal justice.
Law & technology
Our research focuses on the changes new technologies are bringing to our society and economy and how the law could and should respond. Our main areas of expertise are intellectual property, data protection, competition, telecoms regulation and human rights.
Scottish private lawOur academics review areas such as family law, bio-ethics and personhood, child law and child protection, sexual orientation and same-sex families, and history of Scots private law.
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