Law Research

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’.

To learn more follow the individual links below to the School’s research centre and research interest groups:

The Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies

The Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCECJS) undertakes research with UK and global legal and forensic academic and practitioner partners and contributes to the delivery of research rich teaching in the University.

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Employment Relations, the Law and Employability

The field of employee relations has always been cross-disciplinary providing a fertile ground for external engagement and impact. This cross faculty group will provide an inclusive collegiate group to support and enhance research at Northumbria.

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Gender, Sexuality and Law

The GSL group draws together established, early career academics and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines across the University aligned with the core theme of gender, sexuality and law.

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Information Rights

The Northumbria Information Rights Research Group (IRRIG) was developed originally in recognition of the fact that information rights was a new legal discipline, and to bring together law school staff practitioners and students engaged with this subject.

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Legal Education and Professional Skills

This is a collegiate group promoting and enhancing legal education. It hosts the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and the annual international conference, national seminars and conferences and regular research group meetings.

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Emerging themes and multi-institutional collaboration

With a dynamic and collaborative research environment, not all high quality and innovative work, including sports law, business and management and whistleblowing, takes place within NCECJS and formally constituted RIGs.

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Studentship Opportunities

Northumbria Law School have a number of studentship opportunities, which provide full support for tuition fees. These are available in a number of interest areas.

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Law and Society

Northumbria Law School’s Law and Society Research Interest Group brings together a broad range of academics who adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, focusing on law in its social, cultural, historical and/or theoretical contexts.

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