Research themes

Learn more about the research that interests us.

The thematic focus underpinning the LLM Access to Justice (previously called LLM Clinical Legal Education) and the Ulster University Law Clinic is ‘access to justice’.

We have a particular interest the areas of unmet legal need that have been identified through our research and clinical work.

The research interests of staff and doctoral students cover a range of areas relating to access to justice, including employment law; social security law and policy; litigants in person; housing; children’s rights; education law; clinical legal education; legal innovation; and legal pedagogy.


Mark Simpson from the School of Law talks about his research into how devolved regions respond to UK Government social security reforms