Keele Law School research

Keele School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for legal research. Our research is cutting-edge, socially relevant and draws on a wide range of socio-legal, theoretical and doctrinal approaches. In the last REF (Research Excellence Framework), the School was ranked 21st nationally for research intensity and 15th for world-leading impact, recognising the significant contribution our research makes to legal thinking and some of the most pressing challenges facing society today.

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 the following:

Making a difference

Keele Law School has engaged with specific audiences at international, national and local levels. These included:

  • The Public Bills Committee;
  • The UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights;
  • The Joint Committee for the Modern Slavery Bill parliamentary Committee;
  • The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Constitution, Law and Justice Committee;
  • The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, Subcommittee on Trafficking in Women and prostitution
  • The Sentencing Advisory Panel;
  • ECHR, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Argentinean, Australian and Israeli courts
  • The Law Commission
  • The Law Society
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • The Bar Standards Board
  • The Quality Assurance Agency
  • The Nuffield Foundation
  • The European Network of Research Integrity Offices
  • The General Medical Council
  • The European Society on Transplantation- Ethical Legal Psychological Aspect of Transplantation
  • Committee on Publication Ethics
  • World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • The International Organisation for Migration
  • Glion Human Rights Dialogue
  • Amnesty International
  • Brighter Futures
  • Voices of Experience
  • Savana
  • The POPPY Project
  • Anti-Slavery International
  • The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group