Southampton Law School


Internationally recognised research

Internationally recognised research

At Southampton Law School we are proud of our worldwide reputation for research excellence in many fields. Research is of key importance within the School and is embedded in everything that we do, including our teaching.

Through our research centres and as individual scholars we work with a wide variety of groups including the legal profession, policy makers in government and the EU and other research bodies and organisations around the world. This reflects our strengths in many fields of legal and socio-legal research and these close links give our students the opportunity to study with internationally-respected scholars.

All of our full-time staff are active researchers across a wide range of subjects in public, private, domestic and international law. Many are recognised for their work at the forefront of their fields and are leading authors and experts in their respective subjects.

We engage in several nationally and internationally-funded research projects and our success in drawing in such funding is increasing year on year. We are committed to further expanding our research portfolio through recruiting leading scholars and high quality early career researchers.

At Southampton Law School we are delighted to be home to a number of prestigious research centres that are among the best in the world. These include:

Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS)

ILAWS is a unique interdisciplinary research centre. It brings together legal expertise in key domains such as information technology law, e-commerce, IT law and public policy and intellectual property law.

Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation (LEAG)

The Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation (LEAG) was created to respond to a growing demand for wide-ranging, critical thinking on the processes of globalisation and their impact on all aspects of social life and relations.

Health Ethics and Law (HEAL)

HEAL, the Centre for Health Ethics and Law at Southampton Law School, has become a leading inter-disciplinary research group that explores the nature of Health Care Law, its production and impact on society.

Institute of Criminal Justice

The institute explores and develops the relationship between criminal justice research and scholarship and policy and practice.

Institute of Maritime Law

This institute gives focus to an existing interest in maritime and international trade law.

Insurance Law Research Group

The Law School is a leading centre for research in and teaching of Insurance Law, nationally and worldwide.