Our approach to research is based on our belief in the importance of larger collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The School's research strategy is therefore focused on growing critical mass in our key areas of specialism:
In these areas, our researchers reach beyond the Law School to work with colleagues both within UEA and from other universities. We also maintain strong links with practitioners, the industry and policy makers.
As well as collaborating through the Centre for Creativity, Enterprise Regulation and Technology (CREATe), the Law School has set up a general initiative to foster collaboration between all UEA academics interested in Law, Justice and Regulation (view the member list).
The School nurtures its research talent wherever it can and aims to support all members of staff who wish to develop a research career, including those appointed to contracts with no research obligation, but who may be listed below as research-active in a particular area.
In addition to our core areas of research, our researchers are also active in criminal law and criminal procedure and evidence (Dr Ian Edwards and Joe Purshouse). The School has expertise in private law: contract, tort and chancery subjects generally and from a comparative perspective (Dr Stathis Banakas, Dr Gareth Spark, Dr Gemma Mitchell). The School also engages in research in medical law (Professor Rob Heywood and Dr Angelika Reichstein).
The School also has a group of researchers active in aspects of Public International Law: Dr Avidan Kent (Public International Law; International Investment Law; International Environmental Law), Dr Nada Ali (International Criminal Law)