Portsmouth Law School
Organisational unit: School
Research in the Portsmouth Law School encompasses a wide range of theoretical, methodological and doctrinal approaches in law. Research strengths converge in several areas, including business law, discrimination law and legal education, with productive interdisciplinary collaborations such as with criminal justice and economics.
Our research has impact. For instance, research by Professor Maniruzzaman has benefitted legal practitioners who negotiate and draft international energy contracts. Research in legal education has been used by the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to develop its strategy of university engagement.
Our researchers sit on the editorial boards of prestigious journals and write for publications such as European Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Law and Society and Public Law. They have received funding for research from a wide range of bodies, including the British Academy, Nuffield Foundation and Society of Legal Scholars. Their research is presented at major conferences run by learned societies such as the Association of Law Teachers, Society of Legal Scholars, and Socio-Legal Studies Association.
The School’s research seminars also provide an opportunity for presentation of recent research projects from external speakers and the School’s research community. Many members of the research community are members of interdisciplinary research groups in the Faculty, such as the Business Education Research Group and Corporate Governance Research Group.
The School’s state-of-the-art courtroom is used for research simulations in, amongst other topics, jury trials.