Research in the Law Faculty ranges widely across the varied disciplines in legal studies that are shown in the Law Map. We value research in which academics and research students choose the problems to address and the methods for addressing them, and we value research that is connected to our teaching. The Faculty facilitates research and supports interdisciplinary work in collaboration with other parts of the University and with other institutions in the UK and worldwide.
You can find writing by members of the Faculty through the people pages or on the Faculty Publications page, and you can find the work of the Faculty's research centres on their webpages.
Some of the research in the Law Faculty is supported by grants from external funders. The projects listed below are some of the current and recent externally-funded research projects.
For a separate list of doctoral theses submitted since 2012 see the Doctoral Research page.
A selection of current and recent externally-funded research projects:
(some projects are listed under more than one heading)
Criminology and Criminal Law
- Preventive Justice Project
Lucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth, Ambrose Lee, funded by the AHRC, from August 2010 to July 2013
- Internal Constraints to Coercive Harm Prevention
Ambrose Lee, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, from May 2013 to April 2016
- The Death Penalty
Carolyn Hoyle, Roger Hood and colleagues in the Centre for Criminology
- Last Resorts: Decisions and Discretion at the Criminal Case Review Commission
Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato, funded by the Leverhulme Trust from
September 2013 to August 2015
- Atrocities Archives: The Remnants of Transitional Justice
Julia Viebach, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, February 2015 - January 2018
Human Rights Law
- The Oxford Human Rights Hub
Sandra Fredman, Liora Lazarus, Cathryn Costello and Nazila Ghanea, funded by the University of Oxford's Higher Studies Fund from January 2012 to December 2014 and by the British Academy from July 2014 to June 2019
- Human Rights for Future Generations
Sandra Fredman, Dapo Akande and Simon Caney, funded by the Oxford Martin School from January 2013 to March 2016
Law of Property
- Housing Possession Research Project
Susan Bright and Lisa Whitehouse, funded by the University of Oxford's John Fell Fund from May 2011 to December 2012 and the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account from February 2014 to February 2015
- The Nature and Role of Will-Substitutes
Alexandra Braun, funded by the University of Oxford's John Fell Fund from April 2013 to December 2015 and by a British Academy /
Leverhumle Turst small research grant from November 2014 to April 2016
- Futureproofing Flats
Susan Bright, funded by a Higher Education Infrastructure Fund grant, from January 2015 and by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant
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