Research in the School of Law
Themes and Centres
Legal research has been conducted at the University of Surrey for nearly 40 years. Interests cover a range of subject areas and focus particularly on research groupings in European and International Law. This established research culture enables the School to provide a stimulating and supportive environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate research or taught programmes. Prominent speakers and visitors contribute to the School’s teaching and research activity. Regular research seminars are held and all are welcome.
The 3K-SAN project aims to identify and evaluate strategies for catalysing self-sustaining sanitation chains in low-income informal settlements in African cities. The 3K-SAN project is developing and evaluating strategies for catalysing self-sustaining sanitation chains in low-income informal settlements in Kisumu (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda). Identification of commonalities and differences between these areas is being used to develop broader best-practice guidelines for comparable interventions in similar settlements throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
In a competitive business environment, it is not unknown for international businesses, be they small, multinational or transnational to engage in corrupt practices. Only since the 1990s has corruption been openly acknowledged as a hindrance to economic development. resulting in a number of corruption related international treaties from, among others, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations.
Prof Indira Carr's AHRC sponsored project, Combating Corruption in International Business: Limitations of Law, seeks to extend the understanding and analysis of the current international legal and non-legal framework to combat corruption.
Corporate and Commercial Law research at Surrey comprises a range of areas which include Banking Law, Commercial Property Law, Contract Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Insolvency Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law and International Trade Law.
The Environmental Regulatory Research Group is based at the School of Law in the University of Surrey. The Group deals with four main areas: Climate Change, Environmental and Public Health, Natural Resources, and Water.
The Surrey European Law Unit brings together scholars with the unique objective of pursuing the development of academic and practical research into the wider European sphere of the European Union, the Council of Europe and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
International Law is now a feature of all aspects of international relations. The growth of international institutions, courts, and conventions illustrate that there has never been a more critical time to engage in the study of international law. The International Law Centre is a research and teaching centre within the School of Law at the University of Surrey providing a forum to research, discuss and contribute to the debate surrounding these issues.