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Research at the School of Law

Our staff are engaged in legal and socio-legal research across a broad range of subject areas. Research on equality and human rights includes research central to ‘social justice’, which supports the University's commitment to engage with the local community. A number of members of academic staff within the School of Law focus on research exploring the common, overarching theme of fairness of criminal justice system, ‘Access to Justice’ and the impact of law on gender. Research European and international human rights law within the School focuses specifically on immigration and asylum law, including homelessness among EU migrants in Bradford.

Research activities in the intersection of energy and environmental law focus on the viability of strategies within the oil and gas industry from a business and law perspective, regulation of energy industry, including the environmental impacts of unconventional gas exploration and finding pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy through regulation of renewable energy infrastructure and opportunities for regional cooperation between North Africa, Middle East and the EU.

More commercially orientated research activities within the School focus in the areas of company law, banking and finance law and intellectual property law and consumer legislation. This area includes research on law of sustainable development for corporations, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property rights, and consumer protection.

Research seminars

Throughout the academic year, the School of Law hosts a series of research seminars. These sessions are open to all staff and students and allow members of the School of Law to present details of their current research.

The seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn about this work, offering you an insight into the latest research at the forefront of law which could assist with your own work and dissertation choices. 

Research interests

Our academics have a wealth of knowledge in the following areas:

  • European Law
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Competition Law
  • Sustainable Development Law

More details of individual research interests can be found on our staff pages.