Research within the Law Research Cluster falls into three broad themes:
International law; space law
Criminal law and Justice (including criminal law and young people, law and social media, public order law, policing of football, road traffic law and criminal vetting)
Human rights (including anti-corruption, international human rights, human rights in the UK, counter terrorism law, animal rights and welfare)
The Law research cluster seeks to promote academic debate within the area of law as broadly conceived, although the team has particular expertise in Criminal Law, the Law of Evidence, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, International Law, International Economic Law, Sports Law, and Space Law. The cluster also aims to promote academic debate and engage with the wider academic community at a regional, national and international level.
The Cluster draws together the research and scholarly activity of members, embracing a range of approaches to scholarship including socio-legal, critical, doctrinal and black-letter. Cluster members sit on academic journal editorial boards, organize and lead scholarly associations, and present at national and international conferences.
Members of the cluster also work with policy-makers and key law-related stakeholders to shape the design and practice of law nationally and internationally.