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 research examines the effectiveness of the constitutional safeguards, if any, and other relevant environmental legislations in Nigeria...
My research concerns the arbitration of investment disputes between States and investors
One of Dundee’s Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students, Charlotte White, has been invited to participate in the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The session will be held at the UN campus in New York between 11th and 23th of March. Charlotte has been appointed to represent the Scottish Episcopal Church, a part of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The ACC, unlike...
Dr Brian Christopher Jones will today be attending a launch of his book Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements at University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Edited by Dr Jones, his collection brings together some of Asia’s, and especially Taiwan and Hong Kong’s, most prolific writers, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their...