Durham Law School

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Coordinates: 54°46′30″N 1°34′29″W / 54.775082°N 1.574678°W / 54.775082; -1.574678

Durham University
Durham Law School
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Established 1969
Location Durham, England, UK
Affiliations University of Durham
Website www.dur.ac.uk/law/

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 is ranked joint 51st-100th in the world for law by the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject.[1]


Durham Law School has been ranked 3rd in the UK for the quality and impact of its research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).[2] It was ranked joint 4th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in terms of the proportion of research activity ranked at the highest 4* level,[3] 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).[4] 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 very top UK law schools in various league tables.[5][6][7]

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).

Durham Law School has been named the most impressive law school building in the world. The findings were published in 2014 by Best Choice Schools who selected the 50 most impressive law schools in the world.[8][9]


Durham Law School

The following is a brief overview of the major areas of research in the School:

Former and current staff[edit]

Current staff

Former staff


  1. ^ QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 - Law
  2. ^ Durham Law School – World-Class Research and Teaching
  3. ^ RAE 2008: law results
  4. ^ 2001 Research Assessment Exercise
  5. ^ The Complete University Guide 2015
  6. ^ Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015
  7. ^ University guide 2015: league table for law
  8. ^ Durham Law School – Most Impressive Law School Building in the World
  9. ^ The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World - Best Choice Schools
  10. ^ Durham Law School – Postgraduate Study Opportunities
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "Mail Online - Abhijit Pandya's blog". dailymail.co.uk. He is currently a Fellow of the Law Faculty, University of Durham teaching international law. 

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