UCL Faculty of Laws


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Browse UCL Laws individuals, research centres, groups, projects and publications by theme

The research themes presented here highlight broad areas of inquiry that are currently of interest to UCL Faculty of Laws’ community of academics, researchers and PhDs. It aims to group together methodologies and substantive fields in which we as a Faculty have particular strengths, providing an overview of key work undertaken here.

Many of the subject areas outlined below have cross-cutting relevance, and by grouping them in this way we aim to enable anyone interested in UCL Laws to explore the main areas we work in based on thematic interests. We hope it will help prospective students and PhD students, research funders, potential collaborators, and employers find what they are interested in.

Statue of justice

Business, markets and innovation

Companies, competition, finance, intellectual property

Bentham House Moot Court

Empirical legal studies

Judges, courts, the professions, access to justice

A geological formation


Environmental law

A paper chain of people holding hands

Human relations

Work, family, religion, health

A magnifying glass observes criminal evidence

The individual and the state

Public and criminal law

The United Nations building in Geneva

International institutions and laws

Public and private international laws

Aristotle philosophy

Philosophy and history

Jurisprudence, legal theory, legal history

A number of buildings in a line

Property and obligations

Private and commercial law