Research at Bristol Law School
Bristol Law School is one of the top-rated ‘post 1992’ law departments in the country, scoring consistently high ratings in the official research assessment exercises. This reflects the fact that legal research provides a central focus for the work of the Law School, and that many staff are engaged in research of national and international significance.
The Law School also places emphasis on nurturing new career researchers, investing in providing an environment in which they can flourish, and on using research to enrich the learning experience of students.
Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group
Providing a forum for research activity in the field of environmental, sustainability and natural resources law. Members are drawn from across the University as well as externally.
Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group
The Global Crime, Justice and Security (GCJS) Research Group provides a forum for research activity in the field of financial crime, criminal justice and procedure, serious organised crime and cyber security.
Breaking research boundaries
We’re tackling the big issues of today and tomorrow head on. This is big, brave thinking for a better future. It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.Breaking research boundaries
Research carried out by Law School staff is funded by a wide range of organisations including Innovate UK, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, the France Telecom Group, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the European Commission, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the College of Policing, a range of UK police forces, the British Academy, the European Institute for Gender Equality, and national and international business corporations.
Bristol Law School staff members have been interviewed by and their work reported in a number of media outlets such as Bloomberg News, the BBC (national and regional), Deutsche Welle, CNBC, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Student Law Review
The UWE Bristol Student Law Review (UWESLR) showcases the best examples of undergraduate research by students on the Law and Joint Awards programmes.
Published annually, the UWESLR is intended to both promote high quality student work and enhance the sense of community amongst researchers within the Bristol Law School.
We welcome any enquires about our work and research. Please direct any general enquiries to Professor Vikas Kumar.
Postgraduate research study
Our Graduate School offers you the opportunity to contribute to our dynamic and leading edge research.Postgraduate research study
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Research centres and groups
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UWE Bristol is committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
UWE Bristol's approach to REF 2021 and information on REF 2014 results.