Institute for Law, Economy and Global Governance
The Institute for Law, Economy and Global Governance (InLEGGo) is a research unit within the School of Law incorporating much of its work on law-and-economics; developing and transition countries; European, international, commercial and company work; and associated socio-legal research. The School is a leader in many of these areas in the UK, and the establishing of InLEGGo is intended to consolidate and enhance this position.
InLEGGo aims to:
- identify gaps in knowledge and develop innovative research
- raise the profile of the Law School at national and international levels
- encourage academic collaboration across disciplines
- foster an inclusive culture of participation in the institute’s initiatives.
InLEGGo’s initiatives are distinctive in three respects:
- Research Methods: develop and promote interdisciplinary research. By blending social sciences and law, future research will challenge inherited systems of thought and develop broader perspectives with appeal across social science disciplines.
- Integrate Theoretical with ‘Problem-Based’ Research: Experimentation with alternative theoretical frameworks will be complemented by policy recommendations and proposals for institutional reform.
- Outward Looking: Display a strong orientation towards global issues and challenges, global institutions and frameworks of governance that transcend the nation-state.
These interests are also reflected in taught postgraduate degrees offered in the School of Law, eg:
Members of the Centre are also willing to supervise research students for MPhil and PhD degrees.