Research is an integral part of our educational offering here at the Law School.
The School has a particular focus on research regarding the law and terrorism - as well as the legal regulation of sport. In addition, there are strengths in legal education research, human rights theory and practice, European Union law, mental health law and the criminal justice system.
All of these specialist areas feed into our teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, enhancing and enriching the learning experience of students.
Leeds Law School currently has a PhD offering which caters for a range of topics - from nuclear accident liability to management and laws surrounding registered sex offenders.
In particular, the Law School has an expert focus on two specific areas:
The law and terrorism
Terrorism is an unfortunate contemporary global phenomenon. Our laws have primary anti-terrorism roles in terms of helping define the parameters of terrorist activities, and determine the powers that the State has in engaging effectively to identify and prevent terrorism. Students of the Law School have been given the chance to collaborate with terrorism experts to conduct research. This research has fed into research informed teaching and subsequently attracted PhD research students.
Projects students have previously worked on include research on effective sentencing policies and terrorist offences, the legal framework of aviation-related terrorism and also a focus on the preventative detention of terrorist suspects.
In today’s society, sport is not simply a leisure activity - but a multi-billion pound industry. Both professional and recreational sports involve a myriad of regulatory issues and the law has played an increasingly central role alongside sporting rules and regulations. Once again, research carried out by the Law School in this area forms a significant part of the research led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels we offer to students.
Students have had the chance to work on various legal sports projects. These include legal engagement with racism and homophobia in sport, as well as the regulatory dynamics surrounding financial corruption in sport and improving governance. The Law School has carried out research with a particular focus on the concept of ‘integrity’ in sport.
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For further enquiries about the research we carry out at Leeds Law School or to find out how you can contribute and get involved, please contact Professor Simon Gardiner by emailing S.Gardiner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.