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
Prof. Colin Reid has attended a workshop in Cambridge as part of work leading to a major volume on Comparative Environmental Law. This book, to be published by OUP, is being edited at Cambridge University by Prof. Jorge Vinuales and Dr. Emma Lees (a Dundee LLM graduate) and is due to appear in 2018. Over 50 contributors from all over the world, including many “household names” among environmental law sc...
The paper which Professor Pamela Ferguson gave in spring last year at a Scottish-Scandinavian workshop has now been published: "Reforming Scottish Criminal Procedure: In Search of Process Values " (2017) 4 Bergen Journal of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pp. 167-195. This offers a critique of recent proposals made to Scottish criminal procedure....