Our Centres provide a variety of multi-disciplinary research.
The School hosts a number of specialist research centres in both traditional law and socio-legal scholarship, in addition to its informal groupings.
The School has always supported collaborative work, whether between colleagues working together within the School or across institutions, and it enjoys formal links with distinguished research institutions and other overseas law schools.
- Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ)
The Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together leading criminologists and socio-legal scholars interested in the the study of crime and criminal justice. Members apply the insights and methods of sociology, psychology, law, social anthropology, economics and political science to criminological problems.
- The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy Studies (CSEP)
The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy is one of Europe's leading institutions, undertaking research and teaching in bioethics and biolaw.
- ManReg: The Manchester Centre for Regulation, Governance & Security
This new centre is a multidisciplinary group which seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of regulation, governance and security through scholarship of the highest international standards.
The School of Law also hosts the Law and Development Institute (LDI). LDI promotes academic research in the area of law and development. Currently, it is headed by its founder, Professor Y.S. Lee, and has membership comprised of prominent scholars and professionals from several countries in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
In addition, a large core of scholarship both traditional law and socio-legal is advanced through informal groupings in a number of core research areas: company law and commercial law; European Union Law; intellectual property law; international law; land law, equity and trust; legal theory, private law - contract, tort and unjust enrichment; public law.