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. The Grade Point Average measuring the overall quality of the Law School’s research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was ranked first for law in Scotland. The 2014 REF also determined that 65% of our research publications were either world leading or internationally excellent, and our research impact case studies, which showcase the impact that our research has outside academia, were found to provide evidence of very considerable or considerable impact in terms of reach and significance in relation to law-making and policy-making.
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.