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.
The European Court of Human Rights and the Hague Child Abduction Convention: Prioritising Return or Reflection? Over the last four decades the 1980 Hague Convention has provided for the prompt return of children to their State of habitual residence. But now that wrongful removals and retentions are most often carried out by primary carers, the majority of whom will be mothers, the instrument has come under increasing scrutiny,...
In December 2015 Professor Peter McEleavy delivered an intensive course on Family aspects of Global and European Private International Law at the University of Kobe, Dundee’s Japanese partner. Whilst there he was also able to catch up with alumni from the Kobe – Dundee Exchange programme. He is pictured (L-R) with: Konori Fuzita, who is about to embark on a career in journalism with Nikkei; Hikari Saito, who ...