Centre for Law and Society
The Centre for Law and Society is committed to facilitating and enhancing inter-disciplinary work on issues relating to law and society.
The Centre is a collaborative network that provides a platform for interdisciplinary work on the focus Strands of Environmental and Land Law; Healthcare Law; and Technology and Intellectual Property Law. It aims to facilitate cooperation and research amongst specialists in the legal field and from other disciplines to explore issues in Law and Society, focused on these core areas. The Centre is expanding its scope of activities, including seminar hosting and research environment enhancement, including postgraduate researcher support.
The Centre’s research includes four strands:
Environmental and Land Law Members of the Environment and Land Law Strand have expertise in the following areas: access to the countryside, regulatory theory, planning law, green crimes, national infrastructure developments, climate change, sentimental attachments to land, co-ownership and cohabitation, and leases. This Strand is also concerned with corporate governance for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Current projects include research-related policy developments in environmental law and sustainable development goals.
Healthcare Law The Healthcare Law Strand aims to facilitate and promote scholarship and scientific debate relating to health (broadly interpreted to encompass a diversity of topics including bioethics, mental health and national and international health law and policy). The Strand is committed to supporting collaborative research between academics from a wide range of disciplines, including health economics, history, linguistics, medicine, philosophy, politics, and sociology, as well as law and criminology. It aims to develop projects between multiple academic departments and institutions, as well as with non-academic partners.
Technology and Intellectual Property Law Members of the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Strand have expertise in areas of law including technology policy related to AI, data protection, and competition. Intellectual property research interests cover copyright, patents, and trademarks, alongside perspectives on social and cultural implications. They are especially interested in contemporary developments in this area and interdisciplinary approaches to and collaborations on these subjects.
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