Research Assessment Exercise 2014
In the latest assessment of research across all UK universities (December 2014), 100% of the research activity being carried out in Dundee Law School was rated as being of a quality which is "recognised internationally", in terms of its originality, significance and rigour, with more than half meeting the more exacting criteria of being “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that we are the only Law Unit in the UK to have achieved this high standard in both the current and the previous research exercise (in 2008).
The majority of our impact - the effect our research has on policy and practice - has been ranked in the top two categories with more than a quarter rated as “outstanding” - a figure which is three times greater than the average in the discipline of Law across the UK. This underlines the importance the Law School attaches to legal research which makes a real difference and transforms lives, both locally and internationally.
See for example:
- Protection of Children in Private International Law (Professor Peter McEleavy & Aude Fiorini)
- Research into the use of Independent Legal Representation (ILR) for rape ‘complainers’ (Professor Fiona Raitt)
A Flourishing and Supportive Research Environment
What our students say
My thesis seeks to analyse the current legal regime for e-commerce in Nigeria; whether the current regime for e-commerce is adequate to sustain the Nigerian e-commerce market?
This research will document the need and legitimacy of Hate Crime laws and its impact on the victims and to society at large, by militating together the harm caused to the victims and burden on perpetrators caused by enhanced penalties.
Section 57 of the recently enacted Criminal Justice Scotland Act 2016 provides that the Lord Advocate must issue a code of practice on the conduct of pre-trial identification procedures in criminal cases. This follows from a recommendation made by the Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review (the Bonomy Committee), on which Professor Pamela Ferguson served. Section 57(7) of the new Act states that: “A court or tr...
On 21 and 22 June, Professor Ferguson attended the third and final workshop on reform of Scottish evidence law, held at the University of Strathclyde. Sponsored by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, this workshop series is designed to facilitate the writing of a book on evidence law, to be edited by Professor Peter Duff of Aberdeen Law School, and Professor Ferguson. Each draft book chapter was critiqued by one or more desi...