We are proud of the range and depth of research we undertake at the Law School, and the impact it is having on society locally and internationally. This reflects the ever evolving nature of our research activity and our ambition to share our knowledge with others to make change happen.
- Centres of research
Our centres of research strive for excellence in specific areas of research. They bring together expertise from within the School, the University, and beyond to develop groundbreaking legal thinking on issues ranging from human rights to social enterprise.
- Research themes
Virtually every aspect of human experience is shaped by and filtered by law. We are dedicated to encouraging our researchers to be innovative as they tackle the full spectrum of difficulties and dilemmas of the human experience. As a result, our themes reflect the rich diversity of life in a global society.
- Grant-funded projects
Law School staff are very successful at winning grants with externally-funded income more than doubling over the past five years. These projects see staff engaged in cutting edge, original research projects that are making a significant impact on lives around the world.
- Visiting scholars
Committed to knowledge sharing, the Law School's Visiting Scholars scheme enables national and international academics, researchers and practitioners, renowned in their field, to come to Bristol and conduct research in collaboration with our diverse research community.
- Visiting PhD students
The Visiting PhD Students scheme seeks to enhance the already vibrant research culture and learning environment of the Law School by enabling national and international PhD students to come to Bristol and spend a period of time conducting research and participating in our collegiate and diverse research community.
- Research students
We are committed to nurturing talent and welcome prospective students in any legal discipline where supervision can be offered. We support our research students throughout their projects, inspiring them to become the best they can be whilst helping them to achieve the qualifications necessary to become a fully-fledged legal researcher.
Our research has a global impact. Our researchers currently play a central role in torture prevention, improving child protection and more.
Find our research
Find our publications, articles, and read updates on our blog.
Looking to join us?
The Law School has long since attracted strong academics and aspiring researchers, and there are many ways to get involved.