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.
Pontian Okoli delivered a paper titled “Theoretical Bases for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” at the 6th Journal of Private International Law Conference held at the University of Cambridge. In this he considered the theoretical basis for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Pontian’s doctoral research concerns a crucial aspect of private international law and consi...
This summer, as part of her PhD research, which focuses on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on international child abduction, Caroline joined the Research Division of the European Court of Human Rights for a two month long internship. She worked on research reports, which are drafted in preparation of important judgments, as well as on a project directly assigned by Judge Potocki (French Judge at the Cou...