Research within Law at Keele

Keele Law School 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 most recently in REF 2014 with 26% of all research submitted viewed as world-leading, placing us within the top 22 Law Schools for world-leading research (65% world-leading or internationally excellent), and 53% of our submitted impact work judged as world-leading, bringing us in the Top 15 for world-leading impact work, and doing so with a high proportion of staff within the School submitted to the REF. Staff working in the Healthcare Law and Bioethics cluster, also contributed to Keele's Philosophy submission which was ranked first in the country for its Impact work.

The School of Law’s strong commitment to making a difference and to social justice continues with its pioneering leadership of the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration (CLOCK), now being rolled out nationally. The areas of research strength within the School of Law 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.