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’.

Research on Video


Dr Susan Farran contributes to a debate on the International Court of Justice and the Chagos Advisory Opinion - held in October 2018 at The University of St Gallon, Switzerland.


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: