NTU has a large, active, highly skilled and internationally recognised Law research culture centred in the Nottingham Law School.


Research Contact: Professor Elizabeth Kirk

Academic staff engaging in public debate through the publication of monographs and peer reviewed papers, and the pursuit of projects pursuant to the securing of major research grants.  Research has impact beyond the academy, having been cited by courts, government bodies and NGOs, and staff have provided expert advice to governmental, legislative, regulatory and other organisations both nationally and internationally. The School also has a long history of providing academic services to law firms and undertaking contract research for a variety of agencies in the UK and abroad.

Using various methodologies, strong research has been carried out in areas including:

  • Business and Insolvency Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Law and Patient Safety
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Legal Education
  • Partnership Law
  • Public International Law
  • Sports Law

Centres and Groups

The following Research Centres reflect the main areas of research strength:

The Research centres provide the focus for the Law research culture and lead with publications, research grant applications and projects. In addition the Centres contribute to the research environment by hosting frequent conferences, symposia and research seminars. The School has a lively community of postgraduate research students who take a full part in the Research Centres to which they are attached

Other less formal research groupings include:

  • Sports Law
  • Patient Safety and Health Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

We are proud to host two peer reviewed Law Journals:

Case Studies

The following impact case studies are linked to this area:

Still need help?

Professor Elizabeth Kirk
+44 (0)115 848 6883