The University of Stirling Law School has a strong reputation for excellence in research: staff are committed to producing high quality publications, which impact on legal scholarship and outside academia. Students benefit directly from that expertise in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in PhD supervision.
Our overall research mission is to foster excellent legal research without any prescription as to subject matter or methodology, and to encourage and support colleagues to develop their scholarship. In the most recent UK-wide Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our research impact and 82% of our overall research in Law was classed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Our research has been funded by competitive funding awards such as with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation, national human rights institutions, the Modern Law Review and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.