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
Dr Vimal Vasu, a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and a recent graduate of the Healthcare Law and Ethics Distance Learning Masters Programme, has published a paper in (2017) British Medical Journal Paediatrics. Entitled 'Pilot evaluation of parental and professional views regarding consent in neonatal medicine by telephone interviews and questionnaires', the paper reports the author's e...
Professor Andrea Ross has recently published an article entitled ‘Sustainable management in policy and practice: the placing of solar panels on listed buildings in Scotland’ in Environmental Law and Management. One of the challenges for sustainable management of the historic environment is to identify its key characteristics and to then establish the boundaries within which change can continue so that ...