The results of the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rank the School of Law 21st in the country ahead of most of our competitors (Times Higher Education). Over 70% of research within our School is ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. The Law School has made a strategic research choice to become a pinnacle of excellence in a number of key areas - Competition Law, Media, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology Law, and maintain its strength in Commercial Law. There is also a significant element of empirical and interdisciplinary work in the School, and this has been a growing strength in the REF2014 cycle. You can read more about the research specialisms of the School under the Research Areas tab. Our staff publications can be found under their personal pages. Some of our staff blog about their research and details can also be found under their own personal pages.
The Law School has had success in winning large grant applications - in particular we have had success from the ESRC with the Centre for Competition Policy which is a collaborative endeavour with the Schools of Economics, Political, Social and International Studies and the Business School. We also collaborate with the Schools of Economics, Political, Social and International studies, International Development and Film and Television Studies as part of the media@uea network, which is a cross-disciplinary initiative looking at media from all angles. Involvement in media@uea led to success in joint bid to the AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC to form with other Universities the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology. Smaller grants have also been received from the British Academy and Legal Services Board. The School also works with government departments and other users of our research.