UCL Faculty of Laws



UCL Laws is rated the top law school for research quality in the UK (REF 2021). We believe research should make a difference; a difference to thinking about law, to the practice of law, and to the administration of justice. Our scholarship draws on theory, doctrine and social science, and is truly interdisciplinary and global in nature.
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Centres, Institutes and Groups

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

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Research Projects

Our research groups and projects bring together the Faculty and students to carry out world-leading legal research

No. 1 in the UK for Research Excellence according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021

REF 2021

Read about the five impact case studies which UCL Laws submitted for the REF 2021 assessment.

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Making an impact

Individually and in collaboration, experts from UCL Laws develop insights relevant to the great challenges facing the world

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Windows on our Work

Browse UCL Laws individuals, research centres, groups, projects and publications by theme.
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Research Ethics and Academic Integrity

Information on Research Ethics, Data Protection, Academic Integrity, Research Transparency, and advice for researchers planning overseas fieldwork

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Blogs and Journals

View blogs and journals published by groups, institutes and centres at UCL Faculty of Laws.


We provide intellectual leadership to the law community through our influential publications and scholarly initiatives

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UCL Legal Studies Research Paper Series

The Faculty's Research Paper Series contains works in progress and published papers from our community