The breadth, depth and excellence of research activity in the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London earned us a highest possible rating of 5* in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001), placing us among the top eight law schools in the UK.
We have consolidated our 2001 position in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), being ranked seventh in England, based on 60 per cent of our research activity classed as world-leading (4* highest score possible) or internationally excellent (3*).
The independent assessment of research quality takes into account the quality of research outputs, research environment and esteem indicators, creating a flourishing and vigorous research environment with a truly international reputation for excellence at the School of Law. The School of Law consists of the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) is home to researchers in a broad range of commercial law subjects, including our research institutes:
- Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
- Banking and Finance Law
- Information Technology, Media and Communications Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Commercial Law
- Tax Law
The diversity of choice for postgraduate research and the range of expertise on which they can draw provide one of the richest and most extensive programmes for research degrees in law in the country.