The School of Law at Essex has a global reputation for its research, particularly in the areas of commercial law, human rights law and practice, and public law.
More than two-thirds of our research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Our research engages with debates about the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. It provides the foundation of our teaching and allows us to offer a progressive legal education that is relevant and responsive to the needs of a changing society.
Our staff work with the United Nations, governments, human rights organisations and corporations across the globe. We have an excellent record of winning major research grants from funding bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Nuffield Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust.
Within our research clusters we have an array of research projects. Some of our recent and ongoing research projects include: