UCL Faculty of Laws


Centres, Institutes and Groups

Our centres, institutes and groups provide a place for academic, practitioners, and policy makers to engage on topics at the forefront of research and practice, on topics of profound importance to society and law

UCL Centre for Access to Justice

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice combines legal education with the provision of pro bono advice to vulnerable communities


UCL Centre for Criminal Law

The UCL Centre for Criminal Law aims to promote research and teaching at UCL in criminal law subjects

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UCL Centre for Empirical Legal Studies

The UCL Centre for Empirical Legal Studies brings together experts across a range of social science disciplines to engage in interdisciplinary research with a bearing on law


UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law promotes and enhances collaboration between corporates, practitioners, civil servants, academics and others around the broad themes of professional ethics and the ethics of risk

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UCL European Institute

The UCL European Institute aims to promote academic excellence in the study of Europe across the disciplines at UCL, to provide a leading forum for intellectual debate, and to act as liaison between the university and UK and European publics

UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society

UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society

The UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) promotes the study of regulatory action in all its forms from a trans-disciplinary perspective

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UCL Centre for Law and the Environment

The UCL Centre for Law and Environment was established to provide a focal point for the UCL Faculty of Law’s outstanding expertise and academic strength in the field of the environment and the law


UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

The UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law promotes leading IP research, while paying equal attention to IP policy on cutting-edge issues and the law’s practical application

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UCL Institute for Human Rights

The UCL Institute for Human Rights is a multidisciplinary centre promoting cutting edge research, teaching and public engagement

UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy

UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy

The Institute is a collaborative venture between UCL Laws, UCL School of Public Policy, and the Department of Philosophy


UCL Judicial Institute

The UCL Judicial Institute is the UK's first and only centre of excellence devoted to research, teaching and policy engagement about the judiciary


Quain Centre of Jurisprudence

UCL Laws has a long and distinguished tradition in Jurisprudence or Legal Philosophy – broadly understood as philosophical inquiry into the nature of law and the values it should serve.

labour rights

UCL Labour Rights Institute

The UCL Labour Rights Institute's principal aim is to promote teaching and research at UCL in labour law subjects

Private law group

UCL Private Law Group

UCL Laws has a vibrant group of private law scholars working on critical doctrinal analysis of obligations law and property law, legal history, legal theory and comparative law

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UCL Public Law Group

The UCL Public Law Group organises regular activities to discuss current research and ongoing developments in the field of public law.