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Transforming | Law

Research is an integral part of Leeds Law School’s activities. We have expertise in a wide variety of legal areas but currently cluster much of our research around two research groups considering issues around legal education as well as international law, human rights, and the counter-terror law, all broadly conceived.

Our research groups

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The Applied Legal Education Research Group encourages and promotes scholarship, knowledge transfer and research on all aspects of legal education. The group brings together researchers with a variety of backgrounds who share an interest in pedagogy, the academic discipline of law, learning and teaching on vocational and professional courses, the education and training of lawyers and other legal education issues. The research carried out within and through the group is grounded in appropriate theories but seeks to make a difference to students, law teachers and others working with(in) Law Schools or otherwise involved in legal education.

Please get in touch if you want to discuss any of our existing work or have ideas for future projects.

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The Conflict, Security & International Human Rights Research Group captures the connected research areas of law and terrorism and human rights law. As far the threat of and the actual manifestations of terrorism, the focus is on exploring the role that law has within a wider counter-terrorism framework. Similarly, in an increasingly complex and globalised world, the focus is on the fundamental role that law has in the protection of individual rights.

Please get in touch if you want to discuss any of our existing work or have ideas for future projects.

Research degrees (LLM, MRES, MPhil, PhD)

Leeds Law School is able to supervise research degrees in the following areas:

  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Equality Law
  • European Union Law
  • Family Law (focus on child abduction)
  • Health Rights
  • Human Rights and International Human Rights 
  • International Trade Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Law and Terrorism/Security
  • Legal Education including pedagogy
  • Management, Culture and Team Performance
  • Medical Law including Mental Health
  • Private International Law 
  • Tort Law

Please get in touch outlining your research proposal for an initial informal discussion as to whether we have the right expertise to take on your project and support you on your research journey.

Throughout your research you will supported by a supervisory team of at least two experienced academics as well as The Graduate School at Leeds Beckett which offers a significant amount of training for all stages of your work.

For an informal discussion and details on how to apply please email us:

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Transforming law: "We must ensure that our legal education keeps pace with social, economic, technological and political evolution." - Deveral Capps - Leeds Law School

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For any other enquiry please contact the Leeds Law School administration team on 0113 8129028 or email
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