Durham Law School
Durham Law School
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Durham Law School is the law faculty of Durham University and is one of the UK's leading centres for legal research and teaching. Durham was ranked 51-100 in the world for law by the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Durham ranked joint 4th in the UK in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in terms of the proportion of research activity ranked at the highest 4* level, and was one of only five UK law schools to be awarded the top grading of 5*A in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The School achieved the top rating of "Excellent" for its teaching in its last inspection by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and is consistently rated as one of the top UK law schools in various league tables.
Durham Law School has particular strength in the areas represented by the Human Rights Centre (HRC), the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (CCLJ), the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL), Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD), the Durham European Law Institute (DELI), Law and Conflict at Durham (LCD), Islam, Law and Modernity (ILM) and the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (Durham CELLS).
The following is a brief overview of the major areas of research in the School:
- English private and commercial law: particularly international trade law, corporate law, contract law, tort law, law and economics, restitution, equity, Europeanisation of private law, consumer law and commercial fraud and intellectual property
- UK public law: particularly human rights, comparative constitutional law, separation of powers and scrutiny of security services
- Law and medicine: particularly bioethics and intellectual property issues
- Human rights: particularly the Human Rights Act, counter-terrorism issues, media freedom, religious liberty, international human rights law and discrimination law
- Criminal law and criminal justice: particularly international criminal law, jury trials, sentencing and theory of punishment and restorative justice.
- Public international law: particularly international human rights law, international humanitarian law, conflict studies, international criminal law and WTO law
- Legal theory: particularly moral philosophy, socio-legal studies and theory of international law
- EU law: particularly constitutional law, external trade, competition law, Third Pillar matters
- Gender and law: particularly discrimination, women in the legal professions, equality and diversity, gender and crime.
Former and current staff
- QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 - Law
- RAE 2008: law results
- 2001 Research Assessment Exercise
- The Complete University Guide 2015
- Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014
- University guide 2015: league table for law
- Durham Law School – Postgraduate Study Opportunities
- "Durham Law E-Bulletin, Michaelmas 2011". dur.ac.uk. "His research interests are International Economic Law, Investment Treaty Arbitration, and International Human Rights Law. He will give lectures in ‘Law of the International Community’ and will contribute to mooting in the Law School."
- "Mail Online - Abhijit Pandya's blog". dailymail.co.uk. "He is currently a Fellow of the Law Faculty, University of Durham teaching international law."