The Law School contains a vibrant, collegiate and growing research community with diverse interests, objectives and methodologies. Some of our members are recognised as national or international leaders in their field.
Our traditional strengths are in criminal justice and, based on our award winning legal clinic and pioneering development of professional practice qualifications, legal education and pedagogy. More recently our research has been enriched by innovative work on employment, information rights, international human rights, gender and sexuality, law and development, and sport. A high proportion of our research is embedded in international and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Northumbria Law School was the most improved Law School in the UK in terms of Internationally Recognised research provision. In addition 99% of the Law School’s submitted research was recognised internationally for its originality, significance and academic rigour, with 50% of research outputs judged to be ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.