Research at Birmingham Law School

Writing outside the law buildingBirmingham Law School is a leading research-driven school and has a long, distinguished history of critical and incisive academic scholarship.

Over the decades the work undertaken by our scholars has contributed to policy debates both in the UK and abroad, and the impact of this work continues to be felt, often years after it was first published.

Today, the work undertaken by staff in the Law School is rich and diverse, from empirically grounded socio-legal research to rigorous doctrinal scholarship.  

Research in the Law School has benefitted from support from major funding bodies For example, over the last year colleagues have received funding from the AHRC, British Academy, Wellcome Trust and the Humboldt Foundation. 

Our academic staff are amongst the country's most eminent legal scholars. Many are the authors of standard legal texts, not only in traditional fields of law but in some highly innovative ones too. Members of the School endeavour to develop a supportive research ‘culture' to encourage and facilitate research activities.

Birmingham Law School: A rich research heritage and cutting-edge innovative scholarship.

We have grouped our research showcase under the following headings: