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Centre for International Law launch announcement

13 July 2021

The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of a new research centre, the Centre for International Law. The Centre brings together one of the largest and most diverse communities of international lawyers in the UK and, through the collaborative work of its members, aims to tackle some of the most pressing international challenges of our time.

The Centre for International Law brings together specialists in international human rights law, trade law, legal theory, and dispute settlement, as well as law of the sea and maritime security, and migration, citizenship and refugee law.

Building on the expertise of its members, the Centre provides an interdisciplinary platform for collaboration, engagement with external institutions, and the dissemination of its internationally-recognised research.

Dr Lee McConnell, Director of the Centre for International Law, said:

“The Centre will provide a supportive and intellectually inspiring home to staff and students working in the field of international law. It is an exciting new collaborative initiative, but also signals a continuation of one of the Law School’s longstanding areas of strength in both research and teaching.”

The focuses of the Centre’s teaching are the popular LLM programmes in International LawLaw and GlobalisationInternational Commercial Law; and International Law and International Relations, alongside various units which are offered at undergraduate level.

A significant proportion of the Law School’s current research students are undertaking degrees in the field of international law, working on a wide variety of international issues including international migration and refugee law; international human rights law; international political economy; maritime security law; laws of armed conflict, and many other areas.

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