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Research in the Department of Law

Research is a crucial element within the mission of the Department of Law. We have installed a strong research culture across the department which underpins our high quality teaching and forms both an essential part of the day-to-day intellectual activities of our academic staff and the development strategy of the school as a whole.

The role of research within the legal profession continues to grow as areas of law gain more prominence in everyday life, and as such so does the extensiveness of the research we perform.

Our commitment to research, and the increasing relevance it takes within our academic teaching is illustrated by our excellent results in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

All staff are actively engaged in research and scholarship and participate in the wider academic research community. Particular areas of research strength are:

  • Criminal and civil justice
  • Public, European and environmental law
  • Insolvency law and debtor protection
  • Employment law
  • Medical law and ethics

How to apply

If you are interested in studying for a research degree, the first step is to submit your research proposal to the Research Student Co-ordinator (tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2304).

Research groups and centres

Employment Law and Policy Research Group

Employment Law and Policy Research Group

The Employment Law and Policy Research Group draws on existing strengths in employment law research among staff at Kingston University.

Globalisation and Law Group

Globalisation and Law Group

GALG aims to focus on a number of research interests through the common theme of globalisation and law under the auspices of one research centre. 

Integrity Research Group (IRG)

Integrity Research Group (IRG)

The IRG brings together researchers from different areas of expertise to advance collective understanding of the causes and dynamics of corruption and to improve anti-corruption policies adopted locally, nationally and at an international level by governments, public bodies and businesses.

Research in the Department of Law

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