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    BT7 1NN Belfast

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

There are over 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 320 postgraduates, 30 PhD students and almost 50 members of academic staff. At undergraduate level there are courses in law with languages, and law with politics, as well as the LLB degree. At postgraduate level specialised courses on criminology, governance and human rights are available. The School is developing joint programmes with other universities in Ireland and the US. Many of our graduates have gone on to prominent careers in the legal profession in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. Information on pursuing professional study in law at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens is also provided.

Law has been studied and taught at Queens since 1845. The years since have seen many changes and challenges for lawyers in Belfast. Legal and political developments have drawn a great deal of interest to law throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as to the distinctive aspects of the Northern Irish legal system. In more recent years the impact of globalisation has led Queens, in common with law schools throughout Europe, to a growing interest in European, international and comparative law.

These pages also provide an insight into the extensive range of legal research undertaken at Queens. This includes research conducted through our research centres in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Human Rights, as well as work specifically on the legal system of Northern Ireland, much of which is published through Servicing the Legal System (SLS).

The School of Law at Queens seeks to interact with the wide community of people who have an interest in the study of law, whether it be locally, nationally, regionally or globally. We hope that you find what your are looking for in these pages and very much welcome any further queries you may have about any aspect of our work.

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Law Social Sciences
human rights Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences
European Law Social Sciences
act Social Sciences

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Projects 1999 2019

Research Output 1977 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A Context Based Model to Frame Political Victimhood: Experiences from Northern Ireland and the Basque Country

Amaia Alvarez-Berastegi & Hearty, K., 01 Jan 2019, In : International Review of Victimology. 25, 1, p. 19-36 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
political violence

A Conversation about Irish Unity: A Think32 podcast

Harvey, C., 22 Mar 2019, Think32.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access


3 Minutes Thesis Competition Winner

Gift Sotonye-Frank (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Sally Wheeler (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Election to learned society

Achieving Ambition winner

Luke Moffett (Recipient), 03 Feb 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1977 2019

European Journal of Risk Regulation (Journal)

Mark Flear (Guest editor), Anniek De Ruijter (Guest editor)
01 Jan 201901 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

European Journal of Risk Regulation (Journal)

Mark Flear (Peer reviewer), Anniek De Ruijter (Peer reviewer)
01 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Hart Publishing (Publisher)

Alice Panepinto (Peer reviewer)
May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Press / Media

Talking History on the Khmer Rouge

Rachel Killean


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

UK language policy after Brexit

Daithi Mac Sithigh & Micheal O Mainnin


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prof. Dagmar Schiek on a no deal BREXIT for Northern Ireland

Dagmar Schiek


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Irish Sex Work Research Network

Graham Ellison (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Health Impact, Public Policy Impact, Societial Impact, Other Impact