Artificial Intelligence and Collusion

A research paper by Professor Ariel Ezrachi, Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law and Director of the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, has helped shape the debate on the use and legality of advanced algorithms in online commerce.

The Defence of Consent in the Intentional Torts

Research by Dr James Goudkamp of the Oxford Law Faculty influenced the New South Wales Court of Appeal in articulating the law governing consent in the context of intentional torts.

Enhancing Sentencing in Common Law Jurisdictions

Professor Julian Roberts’ publications on victim impact, public attitudes, prior convictions and mandatory sentences have helped to shape sentencing in England and Wales and have been cited as authority by trial and appellate courts in Canada and England and Wales

The Use and Consequences of Solitary Confinement

Research by Dr Sharon Shalev, Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology has informed and helped to shape the debate on the use and consequences of solitary confinement.

Understanding Immigration Detention: Welfare, Staff and the Quality of Life

Work by Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology, at the University of Oxford, has informed and influenced immigration detention policies relating to staff and welfare in the UK and to the development of minimum standards of care in Europe

Adolescent to Parent Violence

A study into Adolescent to Parent Violence led by Rachel Condry, Associate Professor of Criminology has raised the profile of this issue and led to the development of official Home Office guidance relating to the problem.

Trusting the Middle-Man: Impact and Legitimacy of Ombudsmen in Europe

Research by Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt, ESRC Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has improved understanding of how the ombudsman process is perceived by its users and has highlighted important differences between private and public sector ombudsmen.

Related Party Transactions: Policy Options and Real-World Challenges

Work by Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, has been influential in shaping European Commission proposals relating to shareholder rights and Related Party Transactions.

Building a Public Philosophy of Punishment

Work by Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford has informed and influenced penal reform policy, including policies relating to alternatives to imprisonment.

Government-Sponsored Voluntary Regulation

Recommendations made by Dr Chris Decker and Professor Christopher Hodges about legislation surrounding Government-Sponsored Voluntary Regulation (GSVR) have been adopted by the government, as announced in the Autumn Statement on the 3rd December 2014.

Comparative Class Action Law

Researchers from Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) have informed decisions on class action litigation in South Africa.

The Death Penalty in China - the road to reform

Research by leading Oxford academics, Professor Roger Hood and Professor Carolyn Hoyle, has influenced worldwide reform of the death penalty. Nowhere is this more evident than in China where the number of executions has fallen dramatically over the last decade.

Redefining Children's Welfare

Research carried out by Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law and Charles Foster, Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and at the Ethox and HeLEX centres at the University of Oxford has had a profound impact

Shaping the law of unjust enrichment

Work by the late Professor Peter Birks and Professor Andrew Burrows QC, Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford, has been influential in the development of a new branch of English private law: the law of unjust enrichment.

Reducing the risks of sham contracts of employment

The risks of enforcing sham contracts of employment have been reduced, through a new approach to the law, influenced by research by Alan Bogg, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Oxford and Anne Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

Making and Breaking Barriers

Assessing the value of mounted police units in the UK

Obligations to rape victims under International Law

Research by Professor Liora Lazarus from Oxford University on positive responsibility to victims under international human rights law has informed recent government policy on the treatment of rape victims.

Shaping the Policy of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners

Research by Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, has played an important part in shaping debate about the role and future of elected Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales

Oxford and the Judicial College

A team of leading academic lawyers deliver Civil law training courses to Judges across England and Wales.