The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Kent Law School
World Class Critical Legal Research
Kent Law School has long pioneered a critical approach to the study of law, placing the study of the law within a wider social, economic and political context. This approach has contributed significantly to the thriving and active research culture at Kent Law School, the quality of which is evidenced in the RAE profile.
Kent Law School is a thriving centre of theoretically informed, critical, and socio-legal research. The School has traditionally approached the teaching of law both critically and contextually, encouraging students to develop their evaluative skills and to locate law within its broader social, historical and political context. The Research Support Team at the Kent Law School provides support to academics in school applying to external funders.
Kent Law School has a number of Research Centres and discussion groups, including: Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law, University of Kent Centre for Critical International Law, Commercial Law Discussion Group. A range of workshops and seminars are run by these centres and other working groups to enhance the experience of research students and academic staff at Kent Law School.
Kent Law School is associated with several leading journals. Details of externally worked research projects conducted can be viewed on the project pages. The Kent Law School has developed a visiting scholars scheme which offers interested academics the chance to spend a period of time during the UK academic year at the Law School.
For information on our work beyond academia, please see our Beyond KLS pages. Interaction with the media is highlighted and blogs written by member of KLS staff can be accessed here.