Research is a crucial element within the mission of Kingston Law School. We have installed a strong research culture across the school which underpins our high quality teaching and forms both an essential part of the day-to-day intellectual activities of our academic staff and the development strategy of the school as a whole.
The role of research within the legal profession continues to grow as areas of law gain more prominence in everyday life, and as such so does the extensiveness of the research we perform.
Our commitment to research, and the increasing relevance it takes within our academic teaching is illustrated by our excellent results in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
All staff are actively engaged in research and scholarship and participate in the wider academic research community. Particular areas of research strength are:
- Criminal and civil justice
- Public, European and environmental law
- Insolvency law and debtor protection
- Employment law
- Medical law and ethics.