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.
As uncertainty continues over the timing and full effect of Brexit, Prof. Colin Reid has been contributing to the debate with a series of publications on the likely impact of Brexit for environmental law. One paper, “Brexit: challenges for environmental law” has been published in the Scots Law Times, aimed predominantly at legal practitioners in Scotland (2016 SLT (News) 143). A second, “BREXIT an...
In early September Prof. Colin Reid spoke at the Environmental Law Section of the annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), held in Oxford. The SLS conference is the biggest annual event for academic lawyers in the British Isles, as well as attracting overseas participants, and Prof. Reid was the founding Convener of the Environmental Law section in 1995. On this occasion he spoke on a researc...