Our law research excels in multiple areas, addressing major societal challenges at local and global levels.
Law Research at Ulster
We are an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers addressing contemporary legal problems including how law deals with the transition from conflict or oppression (transitional justice), how to use the law to promote social justice and protect human rights, how new technologies are affecting the legal professions.
The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) has shaped the field of transitional justice since its foundation in 2003 and is housed in a dedicated building, providing a rich research environment for our PhD cohort.
The multiple award-winning Law Clinic, situated in Belfast city centre, is a unique institution whereby postgraduate students on our Access to Justice programme provide advice and representation for clients and supports our research in law and social justice.
The Legal Innovation Centre, also based in the city centre, brings together research into the application and impact of new legal technology and opportunities for the education and training of current and future lawyers in essential legal tech skills.