We have three vibrant research centres within the Law School producing cutting-edge legal research and hosting a range of speaker events and workshops. Our PhD programme is likewise a core component of the dynamic and supportive research community within the School.
Spotlight on our research
Our research has great impact, and we are proud to highlight our achievements through a series of short films, told by our research authors.
Dr Mikołaj Barczentewicz, 'Cart Challenges, Empirical Methods, and Effectiveness of Judicial Review'
Modern Law Review, 2021
Prof. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco and George Pavlakos, Agency, Negligence and Responsibility
Cambridge University Press 2021
Dr Bo Wang, ‘Complicity Liability: English and Chinese Approaches Compared’
Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2021
- The Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy at the School of Law will collaborate on a Law-Language-Philosophy Research Network grant awarded by the Polish grant agency NAWA with the Jagiellonian Centre for Law, Language and Philosophy (at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow).
- Prof. Rosalind Malcolm is co-leading an environmental grant project in Uganda and Malawi awarded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.
- Dr Marton Ribary has been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship within the School of Law for his research project on algorithmic modeling of ancient legal systems. Read more.
Our PhD Programme
In the 15-year period between 2004 and 2019, we awarded 29 PhDs in Law and of these, fully 14 were successful in attaining permanent academic posts at universities in the UK and two more obtaining academic posts at universities abroad. The remainder have gone on to pursue a range of successful career paths including at the Bar, as corporate counsel, in government posts and research-intensive positions in industry.
From 2014 through 2020, our PhD graduates and current PhD students have attained Lectureships at a range of institutions including:
- University of Brighton
- University of Buckingham
- University of Chichester
- Coventry University
- University of Essex
- University of Exeter
- University of Westminster.
We have strong academic networks domestically and abroad, and we use these to provide intensive training and preparation for the academic job market for all students on our PhD programme.