Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

Research within Law is focused within six main research clusters:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Conflict mediation and dispute resolution
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Profession
  • Regulation
  • Scots Private Law

More information is available here.


Current KE strengths include:

The Law Clinic

Aims to provide legal assistance to people in Glasgow and the surrounding area. It is the first and biggest Law Clinic service in Scotland and has been the recipient of numerous civic and community awards for its services to those who do not qualify for legal aid.

Centre for Legal Training

The Law School has a contract for the Centre for Legal Training providing CPD courses to para-legals as an Educational Partner. CPD training and professional qualifications will be delivered to a wide variety of solicitor firms in Scotland and other organisations across the country.


  1. Just Emotions? The need for emotionally-intelligent justice policy

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

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  1. Ritual Individualisation and Emotion Work at Sentencing and Conviction - Invited Speaker

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

  2. Reducing the Use of Imprisonment in Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  3. Restorative Practices: Foundational Skills - Intensive CPD Course

    Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - CPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals

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  1. The adoption of consistent risk assessment and management techniques by multiple agencies for sexual and violent offenders in Scotland

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards

  2. Law reform leads to increased protection for victims of domestic abuse

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Quality of life and safety

  3. Monitoring quality to raise standards of legal practice within the Legal Aid system in the UK

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards

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  1. Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  2. Elected Secretary of UACES

    Prize: Election to learned society

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