The department is home to academics focused on a broad range of specialist areas, engaged in research and teaching in an exciting range of key public law areas; staff in the Department of Public Law are also members of Faculty research units. 

Areas of expertise in the Department include (amongst other areas):

  • Law & Society
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Human Rights
  • Governance & the Judiciary
  • Refugee Rights
  • Land issues
  • Access to Case Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Marine & Environmental Law

The Department is home to dedicated research units focused on these areas of Law.