New insights into key social, legal, and political issues

There is a strong 'without walls' ethos within the School. We pursue our work with practitioners, policy-makers, and communities to ensure maximum relevance and impact.

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Law Research

We are committed to contributing, through the excellence of our research and policy work, to critical exploration of the role of law in promoting (or inhibiting) social justice.


Sociology, Social Policy, & Criminology Research

Our critical research is often addressed to questions of social justice and illuminating power relations.

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Making an Impact: Human Rights Law

Our world-leading human rights research and expertise is leveraging the shared vision of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to enable real-world change. 

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Research Impact

In REF 2021, the Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology placed 3rd in the REF for 4* outputs, and Liverpool Law School placed 10th for 4* Impact.


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International Visiting Research Fellowship Programme

The School of Law and Social Justice welcomes visiting research scholars through our research fellowship schemes. 

Please direct all enquiries to

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The programme highlights our strength in 'engaged research'.

We're conducting research that addresses current issues; fosters partnerships externally; and challenges traditional ways of thinking, through Engage@Liverpool.