Current Faculty Research Current Faculty Research

For a relatively small Law School, the research undertaken by our faculty members displays considerable breadth, as well as its obvious world-leading or internationally excellent quality, evidenced by the REF 2014 results. Currently members of faculty are looking at:

  • the impact of algorithms as anti-piracy systems on cultural diversity (funded by CREATe)
  • the effect of Brexit on the territorial constitution of the UK and on the principle of self-determination within the EU legal order
  • competition policy after Brexit
  • theories of justice presented in superhero cinema
  • comity in international arbitration
  • climate change
  • legislating for fake news
  • the role of behavioural economics for competition analysis in digital markets
  • the implications of Montgomery for risk disclosure in practice
  • the levelness of the playing field in online advertising for audio-visual works (funded by CERRE)
  • regulating police use of automated facial recognition suurveillance in public spaces
  • the history of privacy
  • the contractarian theory of the corporation & the paradox of consent
  • dying in prisons: a European approach to a dignified end of life for prisoners
  • enforcing annulled arbitral awards
  • development and the protection of foreign investment in Africa
  • regulating political activism in the social media age 
  • anti-trust damages actions reform 
  • law & happiness: synergy, conflict, or contradiction?
  • interpreting triggering clauses in reinsurance contracts
  • the development of an assent-based process for the inclusion of adults with impairments of capacity and/or communication in ethically-sound research 
  • the impact that so-called 'paedophile hunters' might have on traditional criminal processes from a fundamental human rights perspective
  • freedom of assembly in international law: towards a General Comment Article 21 (working with The Civil Space Initiative)
  • sustainable development
  • a long history of competition law
  • media reporting of human rights cases
  • de jure convergence and de facto divergence of shareholder derivative suits
  • security and self-governance among refugees from Burma/Myanmar
  • allocation of insurance and reinsurance liability in mesothelioma claims
  • the economic dimension of peacebuilding in post-conflict and fragile situations
  • public perception of negligence liability and its effect on behaviour
  • protest monitoring, stand point validity and impartiality in human rights fact-finding
  • message control and control of dominant firms in digital and telecomms markets