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The School of Law supports an active research community. Our research community comprises our academics, undergraduate and post-graduate students, and external partners from diverse professions.

The primary aim of the School of Law’s research and scholarship strategy is to develop and support this community to facilitate delivery of internationally excellent and world-leading research and scholarship.

Our centres for research excellence: The Centre for American Legal Studies, The Centre for Human Rights, and the Centre for Law, Science and Policy are the main vehicles for research and scholarship activity in the School of Law, but we also have growing areas of interest and expertise in business and commercial law and law and pedagogy

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Centre for American Legal Studies

CALS is a centre of excellence, with a long-standing interest in the death penalty.
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Centre for Human Rights

The CHR promotes the global protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law.
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Centre for Law, Science and Policy

CLSP researches the various intersections of law, science, technologies, and associated policy-making.
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Centre for Brexit Studies

The CBS supports and promotes the existing work on Brexit within Birmingham City University.
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International Business Law Research Group

The group provides a platform for research engaging with multiple national and international aspects of business law.
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Research degrees

Join a thriving research community. We welcome proposals for PhD study.
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Further information

If you would like further information about research in the School of Law please contact:

Dr Sarah Cooper (Director of Research and Director of the Centre for Law, Science and Policy) or call +44 (0) 121 331 6248.

Dr Friso Jensen (Director of Doctoral Studies) or call +44 (0) 121 300 4171.

Dr Anne Richardson Oakes (Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies) or call +44 (0) 121 331 6644.

Professor Jon Yorke (Director of the Centre for Human Rights) or call +44 (0) 121331 6704.