For Researchers

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CEPLER's research strategy is grounded in two aspects of the Centre: the legal profession and legal education. The objective is to engage with policy makers and practitioners, as well as with national and international academic communities.

CEPLER is involved in the entire range of research activities: empirical research; theoretical writing; establishing links with other research centres and groups of policy makers; building a post-graduate student research community; and attendance and hosting of workshops, seminars and conferences.

Our research focuses on the key issues currently confronting the profession and legal education, some of those include:

  • access to justice
  • changes in the composition of the legal labour market and the concept of 'talent'
  • diversity
  • employability and de-skilling
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) LLB students
  • Legal Education and Training Review: its impact on education and the profession
  • lawyer involvement in corporate scandals
  • client power and privilege
  • the ethics of large law firms

Find out more about CEPLER's recent research and work in progress.