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.
Prof. Colin Reid was one of the contributors to a workshop in Edinburgh discussing how environmental law will be affected by recent political developments. Environmental law has developed on the basis of a multi-layered structure, with the Scottish, UK and EU authorities all having a role, in turn influenced by international agreements. The precise future remains unclear, but Brexit will obviously affect our relati...
Professor Pamela Ferguson has been appointed by JUSTICE to its first working party in Scotland. The working party will be chaired by lord Eassie and will consider the legal advice which is given to suspects during police detention. This is a topic that JUSTICE has contributed much to already, with its intervention in the case of Cadder v HM Advocate and briefing and evidence to Parliam...