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About CEL


The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law works at the interface between law and ethics. Its members are particularly interested in the relationships between ethics and the professions; law, ethics and business; innovation, technology and ethics and ethics and risk. Our work draws on law, philosophy, psychology and practice.

The Centre are:

  • provides a focus for thought leadership
  • organises a programme of events for engaging with and challenging business and professional approaches to ethics
  • conducts theoretical and applied research including funded postgraduate research opportunities
  • teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses with strong ethics components

We aim to encourage ethical reflection, awareness and positive change through teaching, research and stakeholder engagement with the public, policy makers, regulators, practitioners and academics. Through think tanks and other events we bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and business leaders to discuss ethical dilemmas in business and professional life. Through teaching and research we provide thought leadership.

Ongoing projects include:

  • the conceptualisation and management of legal risk in corporations: ethical, legal and compliance issues
  • ethical expertise; philosophical and psychological foundations
  • values and the ethical decision making of lawyers
  • mitigation and fairness in contract law
  • the best interests of the child in Neonatology
  • collective responsibility and corporations
  • the implications of the Bribery Act and the FCPA for corporate law and theory
  • the impact of interventions on the clients of solicitors
  • the ethical and legal implications of the use of contracts in healthcare settings to increase the uptake of medicines by patients
  • understanding the ethical consciousness of legal practitioners
  • ethics and financial regulation

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