UCL Faculty of Laws


Groups and projects

Our research groups and projects bring together the Faculty and students to carry out world-leading legal research. Find out more below
Jeremy Bentham

Bentham Project

The Bentham Project is the world centre for Bentham Studies. Its main activity is the production of the new edition of Bentham's Collected Works

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ERC State Silence Project

This project aims to understand the reasons for which States remain silent, the legal significance of State Silence in international law-making, State responsibility and dispute settlement. 

Human Rights Beyond Borders

Human Rights Beyond Borders

States have an impact on human rights not only in their own territories. Also, often there is an extraterritorial impact—on people in the rest of the world

Lex Atlas Covid 19 project

Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 (LAC19)

Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 (LAC19) provides a scholarly report and analysis of national legal responses to Covid-19 around the world. There are nearly 200 jurists participating in the network and have contributed to writing national country reports. 


UCL Jurisprudence Group

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

Private law group

UCL Private Law Group

UCL Laws brings together a vibrant group of researchers working on private law, whose activities include critical doctrinal analysis of obligations 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.

PIL Pro Bono

UCL Public International Law Pro Bono Project

This project brings together LLM and PhD students with a background in international law and provides them with opportunities to get first hand practical experience in public international law