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Socio-Legal Research Centre

Law does not exist in isolation but is rather part of a broader set of social, economic and political processes. At the Socio-Legal Research Centre, we believe that a holistic, contextual, interdisciplinary approach to the law is essential to grasp both its importance in contemporary society and to uncover the forces that drive change in the law itself.

We adopt such a multifaceted method to our work, embedding the study of law in society and linking theory to practice, focusing on the lived experiences of individuals subject to the law. By combining legal analysis with perspectives from other disciplines and methods, the research generated by the members of the Centre offers the means to investigate and more effectively address the interaction of legal problems with their social, economic and political contexts.

We offer a cutting edge taught LLM programme and work with key civil society partners and governments so that our evidence-based knowledge is both relevant and accessible to those involved in practice.