Academics across the School of Law are engaged in a variety of research projects.
These include projects that involve collaborations at local, national, and international levels.
Our projects range from the promotion and safeguarding of individual rights in the United Nations and US criminal justice system, to the investigation of juror decision-making, and pedagogic approaches to benefit our students’ experience.
Where possible we invite our students to collaborate with us; providing a unique hands-on experience of generating research that can positively impact society.
This page introduces you to a selection of our current research projects.
Centre for American Legal Studies
The Centre for American Legal Studies is engaged in a variety of research projects examining aspects of US law.
These range from a partnership with Nupej in Brazil that focuses on judicial deference and administration, to the critical examination of the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’), and the United States’ relationship with international law frameworks, environmental regulation, and capital punishment.
Centre for Human Rights
The Centre for Human Rights undertakes projects that seek to safeguard and promote human rights around the world.
Its members are often engaged in initiatives at local, national, and international levels, including the preparation of Amicus Briefs and advisory projects to the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the African Union, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.
Centre for Law, Science and Policy
The Centre for Law, Science and Policy focuses on interdisciplinary research, investigating how the laws systems and processes intersect with science and technology.
Current projects include the examination of jurors’ interpretation of expert evidence in criminal cases, and a national review of relief procedures for prisoners with acute medical problems in the USA.
Other Research Projects
Faculty Research Collaborations
Find out about our research collaboration projects within the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.
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University-wide Research Collaborations
Find out about our research collaboration projects with our faculties across Birmingham City University.
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