Research Centres and Groups
Research at Nottingham Law School
In contrast to many other course providers, Nottingham Law School is a full-service law school with an established research division. External funders and collaborators regularly approach the School for research and advice. We are part of the team that undertook the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and the Institute of Legal Executives Professional Standards. LETR involved a fundamental review of all stages of legal education and training in England and Wales. We have also advised on the reform of vocational education for trade mark attorneys in England and Wales. We were the sole research group providing legal expertise to the European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems (ELME) project. Under a £2.5 million European Commission Sixth Framework Programme, this multidisciplinary and multinational project brought together marine scientists, environmental economists, and other academics from 15 countries to model past and future environmental impacts of human lifestyles on Europe's regional seas.
We also regularly collaborate with government bodies. In recent years, staff have been involved in a number of major government-funded projects, including (with the University of Cambridge) research that examined the operation of the Department of Trade and Industry's Insolvency Service, as well as an evaluation of the Northern Ireland Youth Conferencing Service.
Research in the Law School is organised and developed around seven research centres and groups:
- the Centre for Advocacy
- the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law
- the Centre for Rights and Justice
- the Centre for Legal Education
- the Centre for Marine Ecological Resilience and Geological Resources
- the Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution
- the Research Group for Sports Law
At Nottingham Law School, we have a vibrant research culture. We regularly host academic conferences and have an active research seminar programme, regular research away days, a scheme for visiting scholars and students. We also publish the Nottingham Law Journal.
If you have any enquiries please contact Tom Lewis, the Director of Research.