Law Research Interests
Law School staff are highly active in research across a range of areas. This research is published in books and journals of international standing. Numerous staff hold external funding grants to support major research projects. Research themes in international Law & Human Rights and European Law feed into the taught LLM programme particularly significantly. Proposals for PhD, MPhil and LLM by thesis are welcomed in numerous fields, including the main areas of staff research listed below.
Professor Sandy Ghandhi, Dr Mark Wilde, Professor Chris Newdick, Dr David Wilde, Dr Stephen Banks, Dr Lawrence McNamara, Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans
Professor Chris Hilson, Dr Grace James, Dr Therese Callus, Dr Mark Wilde, Dr Anne Thies
Professor Sandy Ghandhi, Dr James Green, Dr Anne Thies, Dr Robert Barnidge, Dr Alison Bisset
Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Dr Stephen Banks, Dr Lawrence McNamara, Dr Charlotte Smith
Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Professor Carl Stychin, Dr Stephen Banks, Dr Samia Bano, Dr Paul Almond, Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Professor Michael King, Dr Stuart Lakin
Professor Chris Hilson, Professor Patricia Leopold, Dr Paul Almond, Dr Charlotte Smith, Dr Stuart Lakin
Criminal Law and Criminology
Dr Paul Almond, Dr Stephen Banks
Dr Grace James, Ms Rachel Horton
Family and Child Law
Professor Lizzie Cooke, Dr Therese Callus, Dr Samia Bano, Professor Michael King
Professor Chris Newdick, Dr James Green, Dr Therese Callus
Professor Chris Hilson, Dr Mark Wilde
Professor Lizzie Cooke, Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Mr Peter Smith
Gender, Race and Law
Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Dr Samia Bano, Dr Grace James, Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Dr Lawrence McNamara, Professor Carl Stychin, Dr Nowrin Tamanna.
Commercial and Corporate Law
Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Dr Ioannis Kokkoris
Dr Ioannis Kokkoris
Supervision for research degrees (LLM by research, PhD/MPhil) is available in all the main areas of research within the School of Law. The University has a formal Code of Practice for research students, which ensures that adequate supervision and appropriate training are provided.
Extensive social science research methods training is offered through the Graduate School, which houses the ESRC-accredited and funded Doctoral Training Centre (of which the School is a member).
As a research postgraduate you will be expected to keep in close contact with your supervisor and you will be encouraged to discuss your work with other members of the School. The School of Law has a policy of requiring regular meetings between a student and his/her supervisor and holds an annual postgraduate day for students to present their progress to other postgraduate students and members of the academic staff.
PhD candidates will usually be provided with a workspace in either the Law School or Graduate School buildings and are often given the opportunity to teach in the Law programmes, The School actively works with candidates to develop career and publication opportunities. Prospective candidates should feel free to discuss their research proposal with the School prior to submitting an application. If you would like further information please contact the Law School's Postgraduate Admissions Office.