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School of Law

Research in the School

The Law School constitutes the newest addition to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Hope, as it was officially established in September 2014. The School fully embraces Liverpool Hope University’s mission to impact the community providing a ‘life with more meaning’. We strive to do so with both our teaching and our research, engaging academic and non-academic stakeholders alike.

The Schools' research strategy revolves around five main research clusters based on the specialisms of the team members: applied legal philosophy, constitutional and administrative law, mediation, succession law, and commercial law. Being a new School, we are currently in the process of designing a postgraduate research degree in law, which we aim to add to our formative offer very soon.

Research Highlights

The School hosted the first international conference on ‘Mediation: Bridging Theory and Practice’, which took place on Hope Campus on the 16th of February 2015. This successful conference saw speakers from two continents and delegates from the UK and abroad gathering together to discuss mediation from many different (but intertwined) viewpoints. You can find more information on the conference programme here.


Mediation Conference Feb 2015  Mediation Conference (2) Feb 2015


The School Staff have a variety of professional links and are actively in the process of establishing strong partnerships with stakeholders inside and outside academia. Staff members contribute regularly to blogs, TV and Radio shows, and other public engagement opportunities as they arise to disseminate their research and to provide the general public with expert opinions. We are also working towards the establishment of a Hope Centre for Mediation Studies which will constitute a unique opportunity for effectively engage with the local community.