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.
In late April Prof. Colin Reid was one of the speakers at a conference in Sweden on "Environmental Rights in Europe and Beyond". Almost 100 people attended the event in Lund, organised by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies, with contributors and participants from Europe, the USA and Australia. Prof. Reid's paper noted that environmental interests tend to lose out when in conflict with more firmly establi...
In response to an invitation to mark Earth Day (22 April), Prof. Colin Reid has provided a blog for the Oxford University Press website: http://blog.oup.com/2016/04/conservation-biodiversity-environmental-law/. The blog, headlined “The conservation of biodiversity: thinking afresh”, considers how a recasting of existing nature conservation laws might be required to cope with the increasingly dynamic phy...