Centre for Law Ethics and Society

  • Head of Centre :


Photo of a student lay on the grass studying

The Research Centre for Law, Ethics and Society has a long-standing reputation for research excellence in Law, drawing upon socio-legal, theoretical and doctrinal approaches, and in philosophical and applied Ethics. This excellence was recognised by the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), which judged 97% of the Centre's research to be of international standard, with 65% being either World Leading or Internationally Excellent (3* or 4*).  Details of Law's REF2014 submission can be found on the REF2014 website.

The areas of research strength within CLES are: Healthcare Law and Bioethics; International and European Law; Professions, Practice, and Legal Education; Private Law: Theory and Practice; and Social Justice and Human Rights.


For further information about research clusters, sample research projects, the impact of the research conducted within the Centre, news and events and postgraduate research students visit the Law School's Research pages.