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.

Northumbria Law School has an established and ambitious research agenda encompassing theoretical, empirical, socio-legal and doctrinal approaches.  Our long-standing strengths in criminal justice, expert evidence, legal education, and law and society scholarship have been further enhanced in recent years.  Innovative and significant research notably in the areas of gender and sexuality, international human rights law, environmental law and development, and space law has further enriched our vibrant research environment and is reflected in the work both of our Faculty and our dynamic research student community.  Global in outlook and ambitious in impact, 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’.

Northumbria Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Paper: Hannah Margaret Newhall, Balancing Individual Needs with Public Interest: An Investigation into the Extent to Which Depressive Illness Can Provide Evidence for Diminished Responsibilities (Northumbria Legal Studies Working Paper No. 2017/01).

Paper: Romana Bruderer-Schwab, Reframing the Claim in BPAS through a Human Rights Lens: A Thought Experiment (Northumbria Legal Studies Working Paper No. 2017/02)

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