Edinburgh Law School

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Research is central to the Law School's activities, with our staff actively engaged in research across a wide range of legal and socio-legal areas.

The Edinburgh Law School also has a strong international reputation for high quality research.

Our research expertise informs our programmes of teaching and learning, meaning that students learn in a research-active environment, at an institution with a strong research reputation, and on programmes designed to lead them into exploring the key research issues in each field.

The School's doctoral research students form an important part of our research community, and are engaged in cutting-edge research in their respective fields.

The School houses a number of Research Centres:

  • The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law
  • The Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law
  • The Centre for Law and Society
  • The AHRC Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law (SCRIPT)
  • The Mason Institute
  • The Europa Institute
  • The Scottish Centre for International Law
  • The Centre for Commercial Law
  • The Centre for Legal History
  • The Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning

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