Research at Bangor Law School

Bangor Law School is ranked within the UK top 30 for research impact GPA (REF 2014).

Bangor Law School Staff

Our staff are graduates of many leading universities, and some have been previously employed as professionals within the legal sector in roles such as judge, solicitor and magistrate. Read our Research Mission and Strategy.

Research Expertise

Coupled with this rich combination of backgrounds, staff members’ research reflects varied interests and expertise in field such as International Law, EU Law, Corporate Finance Law, Maritime Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Administrative Law, Law and Religion, Child and Family Law, and Intellectual Property Law. For further details of the School’s research activities please view the Research Areas pages.

Bangor Law School is also home to the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), which specialises in evidence-based research into the behavioural responses of public institutions and their suppliers to public procurement policies, laws and practices; and the Bangor Centre for International Law, which works to advance world-class education and research in International Law and to develop a community of scholarly excellence at Bangor.

Research Training

Staff members areas of interest and expertise are the areas in which the school offers research supervision. Developing young professionals through MPhil and PhD research training is central to the school’s mission and the doctoral programme makes an important contribution to the training of future researchers.

(Above: seminar for International PhD students, given by Professor Ala Hamoudi from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA)

Being a key school within the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences enables inter-disciplinary research with banking and financial studies, in which Bangor Business School is consistently ranked within the top 25 institutions in the world (RePEc). Regulation and risk, key issues within mainstream Banking and Financial Studies are also an important theme within Law.

External Consultancy Work

The School’s expertise is reflected in the contribution made to various governmental policies including consultancy work for the European Commission, reports to Parliamentary Committees in Westminster and securing project grants to conduct a review of public procurement.

Distinguished Guest Lecture Programme

To complement the School’s academic and research environment a distinguished guest lecture programme is organised annually. Previous speakers have include the Chief of North Wales Police, the Presiding Judge for Wales, the Deputy Chef du Cabinet at the European Commission, senior staff from leading Law firms in London plus lecturers and professors from UK and European universities.

Bangor Law staff are also invited to share their expertise in guest lectures and to deliver papers at conferences both in the UK and overseas.

Publications and Editorial Boards

In addition to having their works published on a regular basis, staff members sit on the editorial board of a number of academic journals including the Irish Journal of European Law, Butterworths Medico-Legal Report and the Journal of Communications Law.